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Animation and Motion Graphic Artist (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

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

MMVP20453D Modeling

3

MMVP20553D Animation

3

MMVP20653D Advanced Production

4

MMVP2560After Effects

3

MMVP2565Advanced After Effects

3

MMVP2600Digital Post Production

4

MMVP2641Portfolio Production

3

MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

General Education Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Choose six credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

6

Choose three credits from MnTC Goal Areas 3-10

3

Choose one of the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Fall Start 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

MMVP1580Animation

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MMVP15453D Basics

3

MMVP1562Audio for Media

3

MMVP2560After Effects

3

MMVP2600Digital Post Production

4

 

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits  16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

MMVP20453D Modeling

3

MMVP20553D Animation

3

MMVP2565Advanced After Effects

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MMVP20653D Advanced Production

4

MMVP2641Portfolio Production

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 3-10

3

 

Choose one of the following:

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Total Credits  15

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

MnTC Goal Areas 3-10

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

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

 

3/31/2021 : BP 1109 / EP

Spring Start Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MMVP1500Concepts of Interactive Media

3

MMVP1511Production Planning

4

MMVP15453D Basics

3

MMVP2560After Effects

3

 

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MMVP1505Introduction to Visual Communications

3

or

MMVP2600Digital Post Production

4

 

MMVP20453D Modeling

3

MMVP20553D Animation

3

MMVP2565Advanced After Effects

3

MMVP1580Animation

3

Total Credits  15 or 16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

MMVP1562Audio for Media

3

MMVP20653D Advanced Production

4

MMVP2641Portfolio Production

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MMVP1505Introduction to Visual Communications

3

or

MMVP2600Digital Post Production

4

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 3-10

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

 

Choose one of the following:

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Total Credits  12 or 13

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

MnTC Goal Areas 3-10

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

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

 

3/31/2021 : BP 1109 / EP