Animation and Cartoon Arts Certificate

Cartoons and animations have been an active form of entertainment since Edison’s kinescope techniques of the late 1800s. This program relies on a foundation of basic cartoon art skills and develops their role in contemporary media industry.  Modern animation skills are developed through hands-on training and professional business outcomes. Also included is in-depth analysis and training in three-dimensional animation skills, both for entertainment and industrial applications. This program is designed to meet the needs for gainful employment in the media industry.

Course Title Credit Hours
MDIA 1003Introduction to the Multimedia Computer1
MDIA 1010The Business and History of Broadcast and Interactive Media2
MDIA 1080Staff Practice I1
MDIA 1200Video I: Introduction to Video Production and Broadcast3
MDIA 1500Interactive Media I: Introduction to Interactive Production3
MDIA 1600Animation I: Introduction to Two and Three-Dimensional Animation3
MDIA 1605Animation II: Two Dimensional Animation and Cartooning3
MDIA 1640Cartoon Animation Drawing2
MDIA 1700Interactive Entertainment I: Introduction to Entertainment Production3
MDIA 2080Staff Practice II1
MDIA 2600Animation III: Three Dimensional Animation3
MDIA 2605Animation IV: Advanced Animation3
MDIA 2660Virtual Set and World Design2
Total Credit Hours30

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view this program's Gainful Employment information.

The following courses are suggested as supplementary enrichment to the Media Technology certificates:

Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 1130Art Drawing I3
ENGL 2215Graphic Fiction4
GRDS 1010Visual Organization3
GRDS 1375Computer Graphics AI, ID and PS3
ITCS 1010Programming Logic3
ITCS 1105Web Programming I3
ITCS 1820Java Programming I3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
PHOT 1100Basic Photography3
or PHOT 1105 Basic Photography - Digital
PHOT 1400Commerical Photography3