Program of Study

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

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Careers Available

Motion picture and television, film makers, video makers, advertising firms making commercials, printing and publishing companies, art design studies, manufacturers of electronic games, the Internet, design firms, commercial art and reproduction firms and multimedia employers.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Strong drawing and sketching ability and basic computer skills relating to graphics and imaging processing, strong sketching and drawing ability, ability to work in a team environment.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Ability to manage detailed projects, good analytical and computer skills, a good sense of humor, ability and patience for very detailed work, idea generation, generating a number of different approaches to problems and a real love for the work.

Technical Standards

Technical Standards for Digital Effects & Animation, AAS and Gaming Certificate PDF icon

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Digital Effects and Animation Technology Associate in Applied Science Day A30130
Digital Effects and Animation Technology - Gaming Design Certificate Day C30130GD

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Digital Effects and Animations Program, contact Adonna Flinchum, Program Coordinator at 336.757.3310 or