Dec 02, 2023
Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5867
CIP Code: 10.0304
The 3D Animation AAS degree prepares students for 3D animation careers throughout a variety of industries including visual communications, 3D game design, entertainment, forensic animation, and 3D medical animation. Students gain the comprehensive skills of animation, modeling, texturing, visual effects, character design, and rigging that can be applied to any project. Emphasis is on providing the valuable technical, concept, and design skills necessary for those wishing to obtain a position as a 3D artist in the visual communications industry.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
Select from VCT or CSCI courses or ART 1025 based on career and educational goals.
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.
Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025 and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Goal 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 220.127.116.11
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. Articulation agreements exist with Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, and Minnesota State University - Moorhead.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate 3D Animation and Modeling skills that meet entry level industry standards.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technology related to the area of 3D Animation.
- Prepare and demonstrate a portfolio of work for the annual VCT Program Portfolio Show.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the 3D development pipeline.
- Generate strong digital artwork reflective of entry level industry standards.
- Generate and communicate solutions for business and industry needs.
Program Contact Information
James Morris 651.779.3421 Room 2405 East
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
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