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 2020

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 NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
SGD 112 SGD Design 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DEA 112 2D Design & Animation I Requisite 2 3 0 3
DEA 133 DEA Foundation Studio I Requisite 0 6 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 REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 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
DEA 134 DEA Foundation Studio II Requisite 0 6 0 3
DEA 212 2D Design & Animation II Requisite 2 3 0 3
DEA 220 DEAT Compositing 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 REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (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
DEA 214 3D Design & Animation II Requisite 2 3 0 3
DEA 231 Implementation Project II Requisite 2 6 0 4
DEA 233 DEA Foundation Studio III Requisite 0 6 0 3
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

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

2018FA New CCL Courses added - DEA 133, DEA 134, and DEA 233

A30130 REVISED