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2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animation and Rich Media Certificate


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The Animation and Rich Media Certificate starts to prepare students for entry level positions in the Animation and Rich Media industry. Students learn 3D software skills, processesm and workflows used in the animation industry.

When students complete the Animationand Rich Media Certificate, they can choose to continue to an advanced certificate, Animation and Rich Media Advanced Certificate  .

The skills learned and demonstrated in these advanced classes will enhance the student’s ability to create a group project and a personal demo reel.

This Animation & Rich Media certificate is for individuals who want to develop a base skill set in Animation and Rich Media software. 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 certificate 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.

For more information about the Animation and Rich Media Certificate, please visit our website at https://go.dmacc.edu/programs/graphicdesign/Pages/welcome.aspx.

Location: Ankeny

Student start Fall term.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission. 
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement. 
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Obtain a minimum COMPASS Reading score of 61 or minimum ACT Reading score of 14.
  5. Obtain a minimum COMPASS English score of 42 or minimum ACT writing score of 14. 
  6. Obtain a minimum ALEKS placement score of 9 or minimum ACT Math score of 14.
  7. Attend a required Graphic Design program information session.

Graduation Requirements

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

Semester 2


Semester 3


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 9


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books (approximate)   45-65  50-70  50-70
Supplies   30  30  30
External Hard Drive  100-200    
PC Computer 1500-2000    
Recommended but optional:      
Design Software   20-30  20-30  20-30
Portfolio     100

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 program $3,142-3,992*

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


• Use animation to communicate messages and ideas to others
• Create digital characters, objects, and environments
• Create quality assets for film, television, video games, and more.
• 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
• Attention to detail, analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
• Work long hours on a computer using specialized 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 a basic foundation toward career options within the animation industry.
• Constantly evolving industry requires motivation and lifelong learning to stay up-to-date with technology.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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