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2014-2015 Course Catalog 
2014-2015 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animation and Rich Media Diploma

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The Animation and Rich Media Diploma could prepare students for entry level 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.

A student can add to this diploma by taking additional classes from the Animation and Rich Media Advanced Certificate. The skills learned and demonstrated in these classes, GRD 489 , GRD 491  and GRD 424  Internship will enhance the student’s skill set. Students will collaborate on a group capstone project and produce a personal demo reel. These final projects will be like a portfolio and could be used for job interview and/or placement in another college.

This diploma is for individuals who want to develop a base skill set in Animation and Rich Media. This skill set can be added to the Visual Communications Diploma or the Graphic Design Degree to give graduates more options in the job market. Others may want this diploma to use as a base when transferring to another college that specializes in Animation. Professionals may desire these classes to build skills needed for current or new job opportunities.

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Location: Ankeny

Students start Fall term.

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 by taking all three sections of the COMPASS test and:
3. Obtain a minimum COMPASS Reading score of 61 or a minimum ACT Reading score of 14.
4. Obtain a minimum COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 25 or a minimum ACT Math score of 14.
5. Obtain a minimum COMPASS English score of 42 or a minimum ACT Writing score of 14.
6. Attend a required Graphic Design program information session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Animation & Rich Media Diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point

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