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4 Certificates
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3D Modeling & Animation Certificate A - Art Emphasis

Courses Units Length in weeks
Art 130, Introduction to Drawing 3 16
Art 195, Introduction to Digital Media Arts 3 16
Art 162, Digital Design with Photoshop 3 16
Art 185, Fundamentals of Cartooning & Storyboarding 3 16
Art 196A, 3D Modeling Fundamentals 5 16
Art 197A, 3D Animation Fundamentals 5 16
Art 166, Creating Realism with Textures & Lights 3 16
Art 167, 3-D Commercial Applications 3 16
Plus required electives* 3 16

Unit Total:

31  

*Required electives list: Art 189 Video Game History & Theory, Art165 3D Character Animation, Art 296 Computer Graphics Production, Art 180 Video Game/Interactive Media Art Production, Art 131 Beginning Life Drawing, Art 141 Beginning Painting, Art 298 Art Practicum

3D Modeling & Animation Certificate B - TV/Video Emphasis

Courses Units Length in weeks
TV/Video Communications 180, Electronic Graphics for Television 1.5 16
TV/Video Communications 181, 3D Modeling Fundamentals 5.0 16
Art 195, Introduction to Digital Media Arts 3.0 16
Modeling TV/Video Comm. 185, 3D Animation Fundamentals 5.0 16
TV/Video Comm. 187, Electronic Graphics for Television, Advanced Techniques 2.0 16
Art 166, Creating Realism with Textures & Lights 3.0 16
Art 167, 3-D Commercial Applications 3.0 16
Plus required electives* 6.0  

Unit Total:

31.5  

*Required electives list: Art098, 111, 121A, 129, 130, 133A, 165, 192, 194, 198, 229, 290, 293, 294, 296, 297, 298; Business Applications 164; Engineering 183, 184; Photography 190, 191, 194; Television/Video Communications 100, 110, 111,112.

3D Modeling & Animation Certificate C - Video Game & Interactive Media Art Emphasis

Courses Units Length in weeks Relative Content:
Art 195, Introduction to Digital Media Arts 3 16 Intro to design/color concepts
Art 185, Fundamentals of Cartooning & Storyboarding 3 16 Pipeline, story, drawing, visual dev
Art 180, Video Game/Interactive Media Art Production 3 16 History, Pipeline, Art Asset Creation
Art 196A, 3D Modeling Fundamentals 5 16 Art Asset Creation
Art 164, Web Design with Flash 3 16 2D Design, intro to programming
Art 197A, 3D Animation Fundamentals 5 16 Art Asset Creation
Art 166, Creating Realism with Textures & Lights 3 16 Art Asset Creation
Art 167, 3-D Commercial Applications 3 16 Portfolio dev., career focus

Unit Total:

28    

*Required electives list: Art165 3D Character Animation, Art 296 Computer Graphics Production, CS105 Visual BASIC Programming, Art 030 Basic Drawing, Art 131 Beginning Life Drawing, Art 041 Intro to Painting, Art 141 Beginning Painting, Art 192A Digital Illustration with Illustrator, Art 043 Intro to Portraiture, Art 243 Portrait & Life Painting

3D Modeling & Animation Certificate D - Previsualization Emphasis

Courses Units Length in weeks
Art 100, Intro to Art Concepts 3 16
Art 130, Introduction to Drawing 3 16
Art 195, Introduction to Digital Media Arts 3 16
Art 162, Digital Design with Photoshop 3 16
Art 196A, 3D Modeling Fundamentals 5 16
Art 197A, 3D Animation Fundamentals 5 16
Art 166, Creating Realism with Textures & Lights 3 16
Art 167, 3-D Commercial Applications 3 16
Plus required electives* 3  

Unit Total:

31  

**Visualization describes visual art techniques used that attempt to visualize scenes in movies before filming begins, as well as products and architectural designs prior to the start of production or construction.

*Required electives list: Art 296 Computer Graphics Production, ENGR 103 Basic Solid Modeling, ENGR 183 AutoCAD I-Computer Aided Draft

*Please note, that elective courses are subject to change. Please check with the most recent catalogue, or a Santa Ana College counselor.