3D Animation (CTANI)

Certificate

This certificate program prepares students with fundamental skills for entry-level positions in the digital 3D modeling and animation industry. This program is a stepping stone to the associate's degree in 3D animation. Students will learn:

  • visual perception of 3D form and shape,
  • volume/weight,
  • surface mapping and lighting,
  • basic 3D animation and
  • motion graphic composition.

This program is geared towards students who wish to take strictly animation courses. This often includes students who are returning to school for retraining and students who already have degrees and want specific software training.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

The 3D Animation Certificate prepares students with fundamental skills for entry-level positions in the digital 3D modeling and animation industry and is a stepping stone to the Associate Degree in 3D Animation. Foundation areas of study include visual perception of 3D form and shape, volume/weight, surface mapping and lighting, basic 3D animation and motion graphic composition.

High Demand Occupation High Skill Occupation High Wage Occupation, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Digital Media Arts Dept
Advisors
Kevin Bindschadler
Randy Van Wagnen
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
ANI 145   Concept Development for Animation 2
ANI 150   3D Modeling & Production Pipeline 4
ANI 155   Textures and Studio Lighting for Animation 4
ANI 160   Fundamentals of Movement and Animation 4
ANI 230   Motion and Sound 2
ART 111   Basic Drawing I 4
GDT 108   Photoshop Graphics 3
Total 23

Total Credits Required
23