Graphics and Animation - Certificate of Completion

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(24 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required General Education and Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 24 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
Technical Requirements
FDMA 1220Introduction to Digital Video Editing3
FDMA 1515Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop3
FDMA 2530Introduction to 3D Modeling3
Tracks
Creative or Technical Track (courses listed below).15
Total Credits24

Creative Track

Prefix Title Credits
FDMA 1535Introduction to Illustrator3
FDMA 17102D Animation3
FDMA 17203-D Character Design3
FDMA 2715Special Effects3
FDMA 2730Advanced Character Animation3
Total Credits15

Technical Track

Prefix Title Credits
DRFT 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
DRFT 114Introduction to Solid Modeling3
DRFT 165Introduction to Building Information Modeling3
DRFT 176Solid Modeling, Rendering and Animation3
Approved related elective(s)3
Total Credits15

(24 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required General Education and Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 24 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Graphics & Animation - Creative Track

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
FDMA 1220 Introduction to Digital Video Editing 3
FDMA 1515 Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop 3
FDMA 1535 Introduction to Illustrator 3
FDMA 2530 Introduction to 3D Modeling 3
 Credits12
Semester 2
FDMA 1710 2D Animation 3
FDMA 1720 3-D Character Design 3
FDMA 2730 Advanced Character Animation 3
FDMA 2715 Special Effects 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits24

Graphics & Animation - Technical Track

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
DRFT 109 Computer Drafting Fundamentals 3
FDMA 1220 Introduction to Digital Video Editing 3
FDMA 1515 Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop 3
FDMA 2530 Introduction to 3D Modeling 3
 Credits12
Semester 2
DRFT 114 Introduction to Solid Modeling 3
DRFT 165 Introduction to Building Information Modeling 3
DRFT 176 Solid Modeling, Rendering and Animation 3
Approved Related Elective - Choose one from the following: 3
Advanced Solid Modeling  
2D Animation  
3-D Character Design  
Advanced Character Animation  
Special Effects  
 Credits12
 Total Credits24