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Computer Animation 
Certificate
Curriculum code 1438

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The Computer Animation Certificate program provides a fasttrack into the cutting-edge world of computer animation. The courses concentrate in computer graphics fundamentals, basic three-dimensional computer animation and character animation. Elective courses allow the student to cross over into the study of art theory, techniques, graphical image creation, editing and manipulation.

Nature of the WorkComputer animators work in a variety of fields. These include computer gaming, architecture, engineering, advertising, television and film, print media and multimedia/Internet. Often times, the computer animator will be involved in creating an animation centering around some existing product or design. Later this may be used for inhouse or public presentations. They may be working with a team of designers or individually.

In some cases, as in the film and computer gaming industry, the computer animator will be involved in creating an animation of a fictional nature, often within a team working from a storyboard or story-concept.

Related Job TitlesComputer graphics designer, computer graphics artist, computer graphics programmer, computer animator

Related ProgramsMechanical Design and Drafting/CAD A.A.S. (64 credit hours), Mechanical Design and Drafting Certificate (30 credit hours), Mechanical Design CAD Certificate (23 credit hours), Architectural CAD Certificate (23 credit hours), and CAD Programming/Management Certificate (18 credit hours)

Employment OutlookEmployment of graphic designers is expected to grow 13% as fast as average for all occupations from 2008-2018, as demand for graphic design continues to increase from advertisers, publishers, and computer design firms. However, graphic designers are expected to face keen competition for available positions. Graphic designers with Web site design and animation experience will especially be needed as demand for design projects increase for interactive media Web sites, video games, cellular telephones, and other technology. Individuals with Web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011

For job and internship listings and job search assistance, contact the Job Resource Center, Student Services Center, S202, at (708) 974-5737. www.morainevalley.edu/jrc.

 
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