Jul 20, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Visual Art & Design - Motion Graphics: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 20 credits minimum

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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 Communication Technology.

Students who elect to pursue a Certificate of Proficiency in Motion Graphics & Visual Effects will prepare themselves to for entry level work in a 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 times. The Certificates of Proficiency in Game Design or Motion Graphics may be used as stackable credentials for the Visual Art & Design Animation AS or AAS degrees.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This certificate is currently not transferable to four year institutions; All courses completed in this certificate can be counted toward towards the Visual Art & Design/Animation Associate of Applied Science Degree. 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. (See Utah System of Higher Education Institutions.)

Career Opportunities
Motion Graphics & Visual Effects technical 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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx  
Course fees: $35
Supplies: $300

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

Note: This Certificate of Proficiency if not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.

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

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. [1,2,4,5,8,9]
  • 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. [1,2,5]
  • Engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences. [1,2,4,7,8]
  • 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]

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