Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

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Program Overview

This curriculum is taught at the Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC). It's an intensive, hands-on program where students will develop skills in modeling, lighting, motion, and sound, while learning how to tell a compelling story. This degree provides a core computing education while at the same time training students in the technical and creative skills required in today’s highly competitive animation industry.

Students will be mentored by industry professionals from leading production houses, who will guide them to complete a short, animated project while following the typical production pipeline of a professional studio.

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Program Details

The A.S. degree is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most discipline courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.

As part of this program, you’ll explore a wide range of areas that include:

  • Digital Character Design
  • Digital Art and Design
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Storyboarding
  • Narrative Storytelling
  • Post Production & Editing
  • Character Animation
  • Animation Studio 1
  • Animation Studio 2
  • Texturing & Environment Design

Career Prospects

Graduates will be prepared for careers in a wide range of areas including:

  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • 3-D Artist
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator

  • Storyboard Artist
  • 2-D Animator
  • 3-D Animator
  • Animation Director
  • Multimedia Animator

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