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Degree Plans - Multimedia Technology - Animator Level II Certificate (Archived)

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MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY -- ANIMATOR

(Level II Certificate)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C2.MULT.ANIMATOR

The Animator Certificate provides students with entry-level skills in the development of interactive computer games, 2-D and 3-D animations; and simulations for corporations, e-learning, and government organizations. This award provides an external learning experience.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I OR 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Art I (3)
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media OR 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I OR (3)
ARTS 1311 2-D Design (3)
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media OR 3
GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design and Development (3)
12

SEMESTER II

ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
+General Education Requirement 3-4
GAME 1302 Interactive Storyboarding 3
12-13

SEMESTER III

ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video OR 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I (3)
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I OR 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I (3)
++Elective 3
+General Education Requirement 3-4
12-13

SEMESTER IV

IMED 2311 Portfolio Development OR 3
ARTV 2335 Portfolio Development for Animation (3)
IMED 2388 Internship - Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia OR 3
++Elective (3)
GAME 1304 Level Design 3
++Elective 3
12
Minimum Hours Required 48-50

+General Education Requirement - students must take two of the following courses, but no more than one MATH course:

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics 3
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 1333 College Mathematics II 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4
MATH 2412 Precalculus Mathematics or higher level 4

++Elective - must be selected from the following:

ARTV 1343 Digital Sound 3
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
GAME 2332 Project Development I 3
GAME 2334 Project Development II 3
GAME 2336 Lighting, Shading, and Texture 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
ARTS 2349 Digital Art II 3
GAME 1343 Game and Simulation Programming I 3
GAME 2359 Game and Simulation Group Project 3
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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