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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

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


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Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
General Information
(801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-3361
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor Cindy Clark, SCC 1.061.ME, (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisor Gordon Storrs, SCC, 1.061.MD (801) 957-3361

Program Faculty
ADAMSON, Rob - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
CHAMBERS, Sheila - Professor, BA Communications, MFA Illustration
CURRAN, Jessica - Assistant Professor, BS Graphic Design, MS Graphic Communications Technology Management, MFA Media Design
EREKSON, J. Chad - Assistant Professor, BFA Animation
GONZALES, Kerry - Associate Professor, BFA Graphic Design
GRAHAM, Rick - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
GRUENDELL, Lana - Professor, AAS Graphic Design, BFA Drawing & Painting, MEd Educational Technology
HYANS, Whitney King - Associate Professor, BS Photography, BFA Photography, MFA Photography
MARTIN, Terry - Assistant Professor, CERT Photography, AAS / AA General & Photography, BFA Equivalent Photography
REILAND, Neal - Associate Professor, BA Business Administration Marketing / Advertising
ROSENBERGER, Ed - Assistant Professor, BFA Photography
WILSON, Andrew - Instructor, BA Business Administration Visual Technology / Internet Emphasis, MBA Business Administration

Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s)
RICHARDSON, Trudy - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting

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.

Program Entry Requirements

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

Estimated Cost for Students
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 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
1. Demonstrate a competent application of foundation drawing and design skills. 1, 2, 4, 7
2. Demonstrate a competent application of animation principles in a time based visualization. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
3. Illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling. 1, 2, 4
4. Successfully engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7
5. Exhibit a working competency of both the arts and technologies involved in at least one specific area of the discipline. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits


Communication (CM) 3 Credits


Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)


Complete one 3-credit hour course from the list of General Education Distribution Areas (BS, FA, HU, ID, PS, SS). See SLCC General Catalog for complete list of approved courses. Students may wish to consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance when selecting a Distribution Course.

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

Recommended distribution courses


The following are RECOMMENDED distribution courses for Animation students.

Required Courses


Advising Notes:


EACH COURSE MAY ONLY BE USED ONCE TO FULFILL ANIMATION FOUNDATION, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, ELECTIVE, OR GENERAL EDUCATION DRISTRIBUTION AREA REQUIREMENT, UNLESS THE COURSE IS REPEATED AND IS REPEATABLE FOR CREDIT.  Some courses may require prerequisites not required for completion of the program and not listed in the Recommended Sequence or degree requirements. Students wishing to take those courses should plan on extra time to complete the prerequisites. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status.

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at www.slcc.edu for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the Recommended Sequence   .

Students should work with faculty advisor to choose electives and projects carefully to develop a working competency of both the art and technologies involved in at least one specific area of the discipline they wish to work. The following are some recommendation for elective choices.

VFX

GAMES

CHARACTER ANIMATION

CONCEPT ART

Additional Program Notes:


Not all Visual Art and Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art and Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art and Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class. Students wishing to audit any Visual Art and Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art and Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

All students enrolled in the Visual Art & Design program automatically become members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, problem solving and skills necessary for employment. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions in their area of specialization.

For information on clubs or organizations within the Visual Art & Design Department, contact the advisor or instructors in the individual areas of specialization.

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