2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Video Technology
Degree Plan: Animation and Visual Effects Certificate

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016.
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(Level I Certificate)

North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.VIDEO.ANIM.17

This program provides the student with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required for entry-level employment in the field of animation and special effects. Emphasis is placed on computer-based animation and visual effects for film, video and interactive multimedia production.



ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
RTVB 2430 Film and Video Editing 4
RTVB 1409 Audio/Radio Production I 4
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3


ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 3
RTVB 1320 Television Lighting 3
ARTV 2341 Advanced Digital Video 3
+Electives 3
Minimum Hours Required 29

+Electives - must be selected from the following:

ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
FLMC 1331 Video Graphics and Visual Effects I 3
RTVB 1391 Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting 3
RTVB 1392 Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 3
ARTV 2355 Character Rigging and Animation 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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