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Animation and Motion Graphic Artist (BP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Animators and motion graphics artists work for advertising companies, the film and video industry, and for digital design firms. They create the animations and visual effects in films, TV shows, video games, and commercials. The designer must be able to use good written, verbal and visual communication skills, both with clients and other team members. Some jobs will require independent work and others will be part of a team effort.

Award Outcomes

Create assets for film, video, and games.

Demonstrate the ability to generate mood, emotion, character, and story.

Demonstrate mastery of animation and motion graphics software and technology.

Create animations using both 2D and 3D techniques.

Understand workflow and production processes in animation and motion graphics.

Communicate ideas and production direction in both written and spoken forms.

Produce a professional portfolio up to industry standards.

Career Opportunities

Animators and motion graphic artists are needed to work on video games, movie and television special effects, and interactive media. They are also needed to work on 3D animated movies. In addition, growth will occur due to an increasing need for computer graphics in the growing number of mobile technologies. Occupational titles include animator, motion graphics artist, special effects designer, effects artists, digital artist, media designer, media artist, 3D designer, 3D artist, 3D animator, and concept artist.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 45 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MMVP1500Concepts of Interactive Media

3

MMVP1505Introduction to Visual Communications

3

MMVP1511Production Planning

4

MMVP15453D Basics

3

MMVP1562Audio for Media

3

MMVP1580Animation

3

MMVP1600Introduction to Video Production

4

MMVP2045Advanced 3D

3

MMVP2560After Effects

3

MMVP2565Advanced After Effects

3

MMVP2600Digital Post Production

4

MMVP2641Portfolio Production

3

MGDP1240Illustrator

3

MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

or

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 54

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MMVP1500Concepts of Interactive Media

3

MMVP1505Introduction to Visual Communications

3

MMVP1511Production Planning

4

MMVP1600Introduction to Video Production

4

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MMVP15453D Basics

3

MMVP1580Animation

3

MMVP2560After Effects

3

MMVP2600Digital Post Production

4

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits  16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

MMVP2045Advanced 3D

3

MMVP2565Advanced After Effects

3

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Total Credits  13

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1240Illustrator

3

MMVP1562Audio for Media

3

MMVP2641Portfolio Production

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

or

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

Total Credits  11

Graduation (54  Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice. 


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