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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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A30130 REVISED
NC CIP: 10.0304
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2017

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DEA 111 Introduction to DEAT 2 2 0 3
DES 135 Prin & Elem of Design I 2 4 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Other Major Hours Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ART 131 Drawing I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 0 6 0 3
DEA 112 2D Design & Animation I Requisite 2 3 0 3
DEA 215 3D Design & Environments Requisite 1 3 0 2
DEA 221 DEAT Modeling Requisite 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ART 135 Figure Drawing I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 0 6 0 3
DEA 212 2D Design & Animation II Requisite 2 3 0 3
DEA 220 DEAT Compositing NEW VERSION 2017FA Requisite 2 3 0 3
DES 136 Prin & Elem of Design II Requisite 2 4 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DEA 213 3D Design & Animation I Requisite 2 3 0 3
DEA 230 Implementation Project I Requisite 2 6 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ART 171 Computer Art I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 0 6 0 3
DEA 214 3D Design & Animation II Requisite 2 3 0 3
DEA 231 Implementation Project II Requisite 2 6 0 4
DEA 240 DEAT Portfolio Review Requisite 2 4 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 19
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

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

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours vary depending on course selection

A30130 REVISED