Animation - Junior Animator Level I

Arts Division
Certificate E0414

Level I of a multi-level certificate program provides skills based on the principles of storytelling and animation using both traditional and 3D media.  Students prepare for a junior level creative career in the animation industry by mastering the core skills of drawing, storyboarding, digital art, 2D and 3D animation, 3D modeling, and motion graphics. 

Required Courses

Core Courses
ANIM 100Digital Paint and Ink3
ANIM 101ADrawing - Gesture and Figure3
ANIM 108Principles of Animation3
ANIM 115Storyboarding3
ANIM 111AAnimal Drawing1.5
or ANIM 116 Character Development
Total Units13.5

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Guided Pathway of Study

Explore Your Future in Animation

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the Certificate in Animation - Junior Animator Level 1 as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. 

If you are unable to meet this recommended plan, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this program. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
ANIM 100 Digital Paint and Ink 3
ANIM 101A Drawing - Gesture and Figure 3
ANIM 108 Principles of Animation 3
 Units9
Semester 2
ANIM 115 Storyboarding 3
ANIM 111A Animal Drawing 1.5
ANIM 116 Character Development 1.5
 Units6
 Total Units15

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • successfully create a story board animatic representative of their chosen entertainment field.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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