Graphic Design: Animation

Program Info

Year Established
2004
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
Social Science, Arts, and Fitness Division: 313-845-9625, socialscience@hfcc.edu, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-140
Faculty Contact
Victoria Shepherd: 313-845-6487, vashepherd@hfcc.edu, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-149

Program Description

Description

Offers experience developing skills and knowledge in the area of animation. Animators are artists who create the magic of motion. With animation commonplace on television, movies, gaming and the web, there is a demand for artists with the skill and know-how to produce creative animation. Computer and drawing skills are very important in this field.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Sketch and refine preliminary concepts for traditional and digital animation as well as conceptual ideation.
  • Illustrate fundamentals of design through the development of animated applications.
  • Apply color theory to the creation of digital and traditional design solutions, including color correction and developing intended emotive reactions.
  • Utilize current animation terminology as a basis for discussing and evaluating animated works, both student and professional.
  • Construct vector and raster files for use in motion and digital outcomes.
  • Develop digital work environments and appropriated file formats for saving work as well as for distribution of final output, prepare for print or file transfer.
  • Utilize current industry software and equipment.
  • Develop and present a portfolio of projects for use in seeking an entry-level position or transfer to a four-year degree program. Participate in graduating student gallery show.
Career Opportunities

Animator
Story Board Artist
Effects Animator
Visual Development Artist
Flash Animator
Story Board Assistant

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

All graduating students must participate in a graduating exhibition.

Degree-Specific Requirements