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3D Animation (APANIM)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Description

The Digital Animation program prepares students for entry-level positions in digital 3D modeling and animation for use in video, CD-ROM and DVD presentations, broadcast graphics, video game design, kiosks, print (still views), and the Web. Emphasis is on visual perception of 3D form and shape, volume/weight, surface mapping and lighting, basic 3D animation and motion graphic composition for video and internet ready applications.

Articulation

Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Admissions Requirements

High school Macintosh-based course, or GDT 105 with a "C" or better, or instructor permission.

Contact Information

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Digital Media Arts Dept
Advisors
Randy Van Wagnen

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Math 3 - 4
ANI 145 Concept Development for Animation 2
ANI 150 3D Animation I: Modeling 4
ART 111 Basic Drawing I 4
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
Total 16 - 17
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ANI 155 Textures and Studio Lighting for Animation 4
ANI 160 Fundamentals of Movement and Animation 4
ART 127 Life Drawing I 4
GDT 108 Photoshop Graphics 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
GDT 106 Illustrator Graphics 3
Total 9
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3 - 4
ANI 230 Motion and Sound 2
ANI 250 3D Animation II 4
ENG 107 or Technical Writing I
ENG 111 Composition I 3 - 4
Total 12 - 14
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
ANI 260 3D Animation III 4
VID 276 Video Graphics I 3
Total 10
Total Credits Required
62 - 65

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