Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

3D Art & Animation Option, A.A.S. - Graphic Design


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This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the game and graphics industry. Studio-intensive courses include the rapidly advancing technology of computer graphics and a wide spectrum of digital visual media including 3-D modeling and animation, texture and lighting, compositing, digital film and video effects, and creating graphics for the Internet utilizing industry-standard software. Graduates will have the introductions necessary to consider careers in graphic design, 2-D conceptual art, 3-D character building, 3-D object modeling, 2-D texture art, or interactive design.

Approximately one-half of all program graduates go on to complete a baccalaureate degree in game art, animation, graphic design, film, video, or illustration.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze the history of visual culture and design theory, and apply historical relevance in the context of modern industry issues and trends.
  • Conceptualize, design, and plan animated works while exercising store development and artistic techniques.
  • Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on understanding the functions of traditional design and computer-based graphics.
  • Use the principle techniques of 3-D modeling and animation for content related to film and game design.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams of creative contributors, production personnel, and clients while working with creative constraints and deadlines.
  • Produce a professional portfolio of representative projects.
  • Apply knowledge of intellectual property issues.
  • Introduction to a career in various industries including game art, illustration, video, film web, desktop publishing, and advertising.

First Year


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


Math, Science, Technology, Humanities, and Social Science Gen Ed Requirement


Choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Developmental Courses


Students may need to first take some developmental courses  that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.

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