Animation - Junior Animator Level II

Arts Division
Certificate L0416

Level II of a multi-certificate program that 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

Completion of the Animation - Tradigital - Level I coursework13.5
PLUS
Completion of the Animation - Tradigital - Level II coursework12
Total Units25.5
Animation - Tradigital Level I Coursework
ANIM 100Digital Paint and Ink 3
ANIM 101ADrawing - Gesture and Figure 3
ANIM 108Principles of Animation 3
ANIM 115Storyboarding 3
ANIM 111AAnimal Drawing 1.5
or ANIM 116 Character Development
Total Units13.5
Animation - Tradigital - Level II Coursework
ANIM 130Introduction to 3D Modeling 3
ANIM 148Demo Reel (Choose two courses from the following:)3
Choose two courses from the following:6
Intermediate 3D Modeling
Advanced 3-D Animation
Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects
Digital Animation
Total Units12

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The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the Certificate in Animator - Junior Animator Level II 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
Intersession 1
ANIM 104 Drawing Fundamentals (or ARTD 15A) 3
 Units3
Semester 2
ANIM 115 Storyboarding 3
ANIM 111A Animal Drawing 1.5
ANIM 116 Character Development 1.5
 Units6
Second Year
Semester 1
ANIM 130 Introduction to 3D Modeling 3
ANIM 135  
 Units3
Semester 2
ANIM 148 Demo Reel (or ARTC 290) 3
ANIM 175 Digital Animation 3
ANIM 132, ANIM 146, or ANIM 172 for updated Junior Animator Certificate  
 Units6
 Total Units27

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Students will successfully create a portfolio representative of their skills necessary for their chosen animation career

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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