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3D Animation (APANIM)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program has been replaced by 3D Animation Arts Associate in Applied Science Degree (APANID). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


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.


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/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Admissions Requirements

Good computer skills and aptitude are required to enroll in computer-based courses. Courses are taught using Macintosh computers.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Digital Media Arts Dept
Kevin Bindschadler
Randy Van Wagnen


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum 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 Minimum 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 Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
ANI 235 Introduction to Compositing and Visual Effects 4
Total 10
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum 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 Minimum 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
63 - 66

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