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Digital Effects and Animation Technology

Curriculum Description

The Digital Effects and Animation Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with the training necessary to become competent in creating, manipulating and animating digital images. These skills have application in the production of a variety of moving image forms.

Students will take courses covering computer hardware/software applications, computer animation, creation and manipulation of digital images and nonlinear editing. They will become proficient at using media industry standard hardware/software to generate and manipulate images, and create digital special effects.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to generate moving images and manipulate captured images for a variety of media production applications. Graduates should qualify for employment in the creation and/or editing of a variety of media forms.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A30130
NC CIP: 10.0304
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
DEA 111 Introduction to DEAT NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
DES 135 Prin & Elem of Design I 2 4 0 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Other Major Hours Elective * * * 3
   
    10 6 0 16

Spring Semester
ART 131 Drawing I 0 6 0 3
DEA 112 2D Design & Animation I 2 3 0 3
DEA 215 3D Design & Environments 1 3 0 2
DEA 221 DEAT Modeling NEW REQUISITE 2 3 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
   
    8 15 0 14

Summer Term
ART 135 Figure Drawing I 0 6 0 3
DEA 212 2D Design & Animation II 2 3 0 3
DEA 220 DEAT Compositing 2 3 0 3
DES 136 Prin & Elem of Design II 2 4 0 4
   
    6 16 0 13

Fall Semester
DEA 213 3D Design & Animation I 2 3 0 3
DEA 230 Implementation Project I 2 6 0 4
Select one:
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    7 9 0 13

Spring Semester
ART 171 Computer Art I 0 6 0 3
DEA 214 3D Design & Animation II 2 3 0 3
DEA 231 Implementation Project II 2 6 0 4
DEA 240 DEAT Portfolio Review 2 4 0 4
   
    6 19 0 14

Total Credit Hours: 70

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Elective – Select one: GRA 151, SGD 112, SGD 114, SGD 162, SGD 214

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 170, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, or PHI 240. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.