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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Animation and Rich Media, AAS


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The Animation and Rich Media AAS could prepare students for positions in the Animation and Rich Media industry. Students learn individual job skills that aid in the process used in completing a final production project. Production team members usually perform these skills in relationship to the project guidelines and schedules. This vast skill set includes, but is not limited to illustration of concepts, storyboarding, scriptwriting, use of 3D software, audio, video, and other related software.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students start Fall semester


This is a full-time program. To complete this program, students must take daytime classes; not all classes are offered at night.

 

Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend required Animation information session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Animation and Rich Media AAS, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 68


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Books, approx   150-200 150-200 80-100 200-250 60-100 100-200
Supplies    30  30 30  30 30  50
Ext. Hard Drive   100-200          
PC Computer 1500-2000          
Recommended-but optional_            
Design Software    20-30  20-30 20-30  20-30 20-30 300-350
Portfolio/Media     20     100-200

Note: Financial aid may be used to purchase a computer. Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application  for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Approximate total for the program: $13,328-14,438**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Use animation to communicate messages and ideas to others
  • Use traditional art and animation principles in animation projects
  • Develop the characters and environment sketches as a Concept Artist
  • Create digital characters, objects, and environments
  • Create special effects for  live  action film and television.
  • Create quality assets for  film, television, video games, and more.
  • Plan, budget and produce animation projects
  • Edit, finish and render animation projects

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Have good computer skills.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to follow directions, instructions and take direction from supervisors, clients and co-workers
  • Attention to detail, analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to learn new procedures and software technical skills quickly and independently.
  • Teamwork, collaboration and the ability to take direction from supervisors, clients and coworkers to improve your work.
  • Manage your time to meet established deadlines, work on multiple projects, and stay within a project budget.
  • Work long hours on a computer using specialized design software.
  • Desire and discipline to spend whatever time it takes to complete complicated projects.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Provide the foundation for  a variety of career options within the animation industry.
  • Constantly evolving industry requires motivation and lifelong learning to stay up-to-date with technology.
  • Must learn and use multiple software applications and stay current with updates, adapt to change and be able to learn on your own.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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