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ARTV 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at MVC

Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic study of technical computer models and animation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Basic Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of animation concepts, principles, and storyboard for basic production. Emphasizes creating movement and expression utilizing traditionally or digitally generated image sequences. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

3-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate level 3-D course introducing animation tools and techniques used to create movement. Emphasis on using the principles of animation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, RLC

Digital Sound
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Digitizing sound and incorporating it into video games, multimedia or web projects for various delivery systems. Emphasizes compression issues, sampling, synchronizing, and resource management. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

3-D Modeling and Rendering I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1302 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Video
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation. This course is cross-listed as ARTV 1451. The student may register for either ARTV 1351 or ARTV 1451 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at MVC, NLC

Basic Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of animation concepts, principles, and storyboard for basic production. Emphasizes creating movement and expression utilizing traditionally or digitally generated image sequences. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at MVC, NLC

3-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate level 3-D course introducing animation tools and techniques used to create movement. Emphasis on using the principles of animation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at MVC, NLC

3-D Modeling and Rendering I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1302 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 1451 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at MVC

Digital Video
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation. This course is cross-listed as ARTV 1351. The student may register for either ARTV 1351 or ARTV 1451 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

2-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: Skill development in the use of software to develop storyboards and two-dimensional animation including creating, importing, and sequencing media elements to create multimedia presentation. Emphasis on conceptualization, creativity, and visual aesthetics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

2-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 2301 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced study of technical aspects of animation. Emphasizes aesthetic design and completion of an animation project. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC, MVC, RLC

Portfolio Development for Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: A course in the development of a professional portfolio to showcase the student''s skills in animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Advanced Digital Video
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1351 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced digital video techniques for post-production. Emphasizes integration of special effects and animation for film, video, and the Internet. Exploration of new and emerging compression and video streaming technologies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

3-D Modeling and Rendering II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1345 or instructor approval.
Course Description: A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software, modeling techniques, camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to develop detailed environments. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC

3-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1341 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced level 3-D course utilizing animation tools and techniques used to develop movement. Emphasis on advanced animation techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC

2-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: Skill development in the use of software to develop storyboards and two-dimensional animation including creating, importing, and sequencing media elements to create multimedia presentation. Emphasis on conceptualization, creativity, and visual aesthetics. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC

2-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 2401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Technical aspects of traditional animation. Emphasizes aesthetic design and completion of an advanced animation project. Includes application of advanced skills and knowledge. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, MVC, NLC

Portfolio Development for Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: A course in the development of a professional portfolio to showcase the student's skills in animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at MVC, NLC

3-D Modeling and Rendering II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1445 or instructor approval.
Course Description: A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software, modeling techniques, camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to develop detailed environments. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2451 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC

3-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1341 or ARTV 1441 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced level 3-D course utilizing animation tools and techniques used to develop movement. Emphasis on advanced animation techniques. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2470 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 23, 2013
Offered at ECC

Handheld Device Web Application Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1416 (concurrent) or instructor approval.
Course Description: An exploration of mobile web development designs and solutions. Topics include web-based scenarios utilizing Android and iOS applications, problem solving using industry standards from mobile device manufactures and developing mobile solutions with industry accepted software and simulators. Students will be exposed to both Android iOS device development. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2471 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 23, 2013
Offered at ECC

Android Application Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1401 or ITSE 1429 or basic computer skills and programming logic.
Course Description: A study of the essential concepts, tools and techniques for developing Android applications for Touch pad devices and smart phones. Topics include basic concepts of Android development, downloading and installing the Android software development kit (SDK) and creating a simple application. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.