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The Animation degree specializes in preparing students for employment and/or transfer in the field of animation. Students will explore and become proficient in the basics of animation and computer-generated imagery. This program will teach students techniques in story development, character design, animation, motion control, lighting and sound for animation. The Animation degree requires a minimum of 64 credits in program requirements, program electives, electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Motion Picture/Television, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: MPTV.AAS.ANIMAT

Program Requirements
MPTV 1020Editing for Motion Pictures and Television3
MPTV 1311Introduction to Animation3
MPTV 1313History of Animation3
MPTV 1324Motion Graphics and Special Effects I3
MPTV 23313-D Animation I3
MPTV 2342Animation Portfolio3
ART 1101Drawing I3
ART 1102Drawing II3
ART 1151Two-Dimensional Foundations Studio3
ART 2201Life Drawing I3
ART 2266Digital Art I3
GRDSN 2210Cartooning3
GRDSN 2211Storyboarding/Sequential Art3
Program Electives
Select six credits from any 1000- or 2000-level Motion Picture/Television faculty adviser-approved 1, 26
Select three credits from any 1000- or 2000-level Motion Picture/Television or general education course 23
General Education
Select 16 to 19 credits 216-19
Total Credits64-67

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ART 1101 Drawing I 3
MPTV 1020 Editing for Motion Pictures and Television 3
MPTV 1311 Introduction to Animation 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3-5
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Second Semester
ART 1151 Two-Dimensional Foundations Studio 3
GRDSN 2210 Cartooning 3
MPTV 1313 History of Animation 3
MPTV 1324 Motion Graphics and Special Effects I 3
Gen EdMathematics 3-5
ElectiveMPTV Program Elective 3
Third Semester
ART 1102 Drawing II 3
ART 2266 Digital Art I 3
GRDSN 2211 Storyboarding/Sequential Art 3
MPTV 2331 3-D Animation I 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Fourth Semester
ART 2201 Life Drawing I 3
MPTV 2342 Animation Portfolio 3
Gen EdContemporary Life Skills or Global/Multicultural Studies 2
Gen EdCommunication (Written) 3
Gen EdCommunication (Oral) 3
ElectiveMPTV Program Elective 3
 Total Credits65-69