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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 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 Animation and 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://www.dmacc.edu/Programs/graphicdesign/Pages/welcome.aspx.

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 a required Animation 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……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 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 $3,354-4,044**

**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 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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