Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Visual Art & Design - Animation Emphasis: AAS (CTE)


Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Program Website
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Program Description
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 AAS Degree in Animation will prepare themselves for entry level work in an animation related profession. They develop foundation drawing and design skills, apply animation principles in time based visualizations, and illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling. Students should choose electives and projects carefully to develop a working competency of both the arts and technologies involved in at least one specific area of the discipline. The Animation Emphasis is very technically rigorous and drawing intensive. It requires careful scheduling of classes to complete the program in the recommended time.

Career Opportunities
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.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This AAS Degree is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Course Fees: $300
Supplies: $300 

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

Program Entry Requirements
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, computers, and Photoshop.

General Education Requirements


Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.

  

Program General Education Notes


RECOMMENDED:

Quantitative Studies (QS): MATH 1010

Human Relations (HR): ART 1150

Distribution Areas: FLM 1023
                                  FLM 1070
                                  PHYS 1010
                                  THEA 1033

Program Requirements


Time to Completion & Graduation Map


Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Demonstrate a competent application of foundation drawing and design skills. [1,2,4,8,9]
  • Demonstrate a competent application of animation principles in a time based visualization. [1,2,3,4,5,8,9]
  • Illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling. [1,2,4,5]
  • Engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences. [1,2,4,5,7,8,9]
  • Exhibit a working competency of both the arts and technologies involved in at least one specific area of the discipline. [1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9]