Bring creative ideas to life by combining traditional artistic skills and techniques to develop projects in 3D animation. You’ll develop skills in environmental and character modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, animation, and more using industry-standard software such as Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and others.
The first semester provides training in computer software for 3D animation and students create a variety of models, scenes, and animations. The second semester focuses on writing, producing, and animating a series of short films. Also during the second semester, students will be grouped in teams to create a comprehensive project suitable for a demo reel. Students leave the program as well-rounded entry-level artists/animators with solid fundamentals 3D animation skills and a broadened range of computer art and animation experience.
COMPUTER ANIMATION STUDENTS LEARN:
- 3D Animation
- Screen writing
- 3D modeling
- Basic character rigging
- Basic texturing
- Basic compositing
- Basic special effects
- Team project development skills
- Blender 3D
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Premiere
- Adobe After Effects
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Certifications offered to students completing the 3D Animation program include:
- Precision Exams 21st Century Success Skills
- CTEC Program Certificate of Completion
Computer Animation Students should have a basic working knowledge of computers and average or better skills in reading, writing and math. They should have experience in Adobe Photoshop or similar computer graphics applications.
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE
Students earn 15 units of elective credits each semester toward their high school graduation.
College prep course. A-G approved. Meets area “F” approval for UC and CSU admissions.
CAREER PATHWAYS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful 3D Animation students often pursue careers in the following:
- 3D Animation
- Video Game Development
- Film and TV Studios
- Special Effects Teams