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Students creating animation designs on computers

Program Overview

People everywhere talk about the special effects seen in movies, TV shows and commercials. Animation has gone high-tech and MDC prepares students for exciting careers in special FX, game development, and product design and visualization.

Computer animation students learn to use state-of-the-art 3D animation software that is instrumental in creating today's most popular animated feature films.

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Program Details

This is a pathway program. The AA degree pathway is designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions by providing them with the necessary general education credits and elective courses. Earning an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at MDC guarantees admission into one of the state's public universities where students can complete a bachelor's degree. An advisor will work with you to determine which elective courses will lay the best foundation for your selected major and continued studies.

Areas of study in this program include:
  • Drawing
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Computer Animation
  • Streaming Media Creation

Career Prospects

Multimedia artists and computer animation artists work, in motion picture and television studios, advertising agencies and design studios, software publishers, computer systems design firms and even on their own as freelance artists. Students who pursue studies in this field may find employment in:

  • 3D Modeling
  • Animation
  • 3D Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Animation Dynamics

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