Digital Effects and Animation Technology A.A.S.

A30130

The Digital Effects and Animation Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with the training necessary to become competent in creating, manipulating, and animating digital images. These skills have application in the production of a variety of moving image forms.

Students will take courses covering computer hardware/software applications, computer animation, creation and manipulation of digital images and nonlinear editing. They will become proficient at using media industry standard hardware/software to generate and manipulate images, and create digital special effects.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to generate moving images and manipulate captured images for a variety of media production applications. Graduates should qualify for employment in the creation and/or editing of a variety of media forms. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer hardware/ software applications such as computer motion graphics animation, creation and manipulation of digital images, 3D content creation, video production techniques and nonlinear editing
  • Utilize media industry standard hardware/software to generate motion graphics and digital special effects for video and web output
  • Utilize MAC operating systems and MAC systems software
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key terminology of production processes from pre-production to post production
  • Design and implement portfolio content in both 2D, 3D content creation and video
  • Develop proficiency in logic, problem solving, and programming skills (GE II.6)
  • Effectively use the internet for research, communication, collaboration, and create and maintain portfolio website (GE III.5)
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills (GE I.1)

Admission Policy

  1. Must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma;
  2. Complete College admissions and testing procedures;
  3. Interview and advisement with Coordinator of Digital Effects and Animation Technology Program;
  4. Achieve NC DAP Developmental Reading and English Composite Score of 136-150 or successful completion of DRE 097.
  5. NC DAP score of 7 or above in DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or successful completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

    Additional classes may be admitted to the program as deemed appropriate by the College. Due to limited laboratory space and course prerequisites, only students admitted to the Digital Effects and Animation Technology Program may enroll for courses with the DEA prefix. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available spaces, students will be admitted based upon the program application date.

    General Education

    Required Courses

    CourseTitleCreditsOffered
    ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

    3

    FA, SP, SU

    Natural Sciences/Mathematics

    Select 3 SHC from the following courses

    CourseTitleCreditsOffered
    BIO 111General Biology I

    4

    FA, SP, SU
    MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    MAT 152Statistical Methods I

    4

    FA, SP, SU
    Math competency must be met by satisfactory completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or an NC DAP score of 7 or above for DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

    Humanities/Fine Arts

    Select 3 SHC from the following

    CourseTitleCreditsOffered
    ART 111Art Appreciation

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ART 113Art Methods and Materials

    3

    ART 114Art History Survey I

    3

    FA, SP
    ART 115Art History Survey II

    3

    SP
    ART 116Survey of American Art

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ART 117Non-Western Art History

    3

    ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

    3

    FA, SP
    ART 131Drawing I

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ART 132Drawing II

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ART 171Computer Art I

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ART 240Painting I

    3

    FA, SP
    ART 241Painting II

    3

    SP
    ART 244Watercolor

    3

    SU
    ART 260Photography Appreciation

    3

    ART 261Photography I

    3

    FA, SP
    ART 271Computer Art II

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ART 281Sculpture I

    3

    SP
    ART 283Ceramics I

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ART 288Studio

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    ART 289Museum Study

    3

    SP
    COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication

    3

    DRA 111Theatre Application

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    DRA 112Literature of the Theatre

    3

    FA
    DRA 120Voice for Performance

    3

    SP
    DRA 122Oral Interpretation

    3

    FA, SP
    DRA 124Readers Theatre

    3

    DRA 126Storytelling

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    DRA 128Children's Theatre

    3

    FA, SP
    DRA 130Acting I

    3

    FA
    ENG 125Creative Writing I

    3

    ENG 231American Literature I

    3

    FA, SP
    ENG 232American Literature II

    3

    FA, SP
    ENG 241British Literature I

    3

    FA, SU
    ENG 242British Literature II

    3

    FA, SP
    ENG 251Western World Literature I

    3

    FA
    ENG 252Western World Literature II

    3

    SP
    ENG 271Contemporary Literature

    3

    ENG 272Southern Literature

    3

    ENG 273African-American Literature

    3

    FA
    ENG 274Literature By Women

    3

    HUM 110Technology and Society

    3

    HUM 120Cultural Studies

    3

    HUM 130Myth in Human Culture

    3

    HUM 160Introduction to Film

    3

    FA, SP
    HUM 230Leadership Development

    3

    SP
    MUS 110Music Appreciation

    3

    FA, SP
    MUS 112Introduction to Jazz

    3

    MUS 113American Music

    3

    MUS 210History of Rock Music

    3

    SP
    MUS 211History of Country Music

    3

    SP
    PHI 210History of Philosophy

    3

    FA, SP
    PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    REL 110World Religions

    3

    FA, SP
    REL 211Introduction to Old Testament

    3

    FA, SP
    REL 212Introduction to New Testament

    3

    FA, SP

    Social/Behavorial Science

    Select 3 SHC from the following

    CourseTitleCreditsOffered
    ANT 210General Anthropology

    3

    ANT 220Cultural Anthropology

    3

    ANT 240Archaeology

    3

    ECO 151Survey of Economics

    3

    FA, SP
    ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

    3

    FA, SU
    ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

    3

    SP, SU
    GEO 111World Regional Geography

    3

    GEO 112Cultural Geography

    3

    HIS 111World Civilizations I

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    HIS 112World Civilizations II

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    HIS 116Current World Problems

    3

    HIS 131American History I

    3

    FA
    HIS 132American History II

    3

    SP
    HIS 162Women and History

    3

    HIS 221African-American History

    3

    HIS 236North Carolina History

    3

    HIS 260History of Africa

    3

    HIS 261East Asian History

    3

    HIS 262Middle East History

    3

    POL 120American Government

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    POL 130State & Local Government

    3

    POL 210Comparative Government

    3

    POL 220International Relations

    3

    PSY 150General Psychology

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    PSY 239Psychology of Personality

    3

    PSY 241Developmental Psychology

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    PSY 243Child Psychology

    3

    PSY 246Adolescent Psychology

    3

    PSY 249Psychology of Aging

    3

    PSY 259Human Sexuality

    3

    PSY 263Educational Psychology

    3

    PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    SOC 213Sociology of the Family

    3

    FA, SP
    SOC 220Social Problems

    3

    SP
    SOC 225Social Diversity

    3

    SOC 254Rural and Urban Sociology

    3

    Major Courses

    Core Required Courses

    CourseTitleCreditsOffered
    DEA 111Introduction to DEAT

    3

    FA
    DEA 1122D Design and Animation I

    3

    SP
    DEA 2122D Design & Animation II

    3

    FA
    DEA 2133D Design and Animation I

    3

    SP
    DEA 2143D Design & Animation II

    3

    SU
    DEA 220DEAT Compositing

    3

    FA
    DEA 221DEAT Modeling

    3

    FA
    DEA 230Implementation Project I

    4

    FA
    DEA 231Implementation Project II

    4

    SP
    DEA 240DEAT Portfolio Review

    4

    SP

    Other Major Required Courses

    CourseTitleCreditsOffered
    ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

    3

    FA, SP
    ART 131Drawing I

    3

    FA, SP, SU
    FVP 114Camera & Lighting I

    3

    SU
    FVP 238Software Applications for FVP

    3

    SP
    WEB 140Web Development Tools

    3

    SP

    General Elective

    (Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

    CourseTitleCreditsOffered
    ART 266Videography I

    3

    FA
    FVP 227Multimedia Production

    3

    SP
    SGD 111Introduction to SGD

    3

    FA, SP
    SGD 165SG Character Development

    3

    SP, SU
    SGD 172Virtual SG Environments

    3

    SP, SU

    Math competency must be met by satisfactory completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or an NC DAP score of 7 or above for DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

    Total Credit Hours: 66