Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum
Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-3361
Academic and Career Advising
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Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s)
Trudy Richardson - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting
Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field. The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.
Students who elect to pursue an AS Degree in Animation will prepare themselves to successfully transfer to an institution offering a four year Animation Degree. Students will work to develop foundation drawing and design skills, apply animation principles in time based visualizations, and illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling.
Animation artists find varied careers in the creation of digital 2D and 3D art and animation in the video game, film, broadcast, visual effects, mobile, and internet industries.
This Associate of Science (AS) degree meets the requirements to satisfy the lower division general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree at all Utah public institutions of higher education. Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Approximately $500 depending on chosen electives. Fees are used for maintenance and upgrade of:
- Computers, software and supplies
- Servers, hosting, and storage space
- Traditional Animation lab
- Model fees and supplies
In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, animation students may expect to pay an estimated $1000 for books and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.
Estimated Time to Completion
Assuming a fall start, if students follow Recommended Sequence, completion time is four semesters. If students choose to add two additional summer semesters devoted to general education classes it can lighten the Fall and Spring semester loads and still be completed in two years.
Program Entry Requirements
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, computers, and Photoshop.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
8 - Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness
Demonstrate a competent application of foundation drawing and design skills.
1, 2, 4, 7
Demonstrate a competent application of animation principles in a time based visualization.
1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling.
1, 2, 4
Engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences.
1, 2, 4, 6, 7