CURRICULUM GUIDE

Computer Graphics Animation
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0284  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

A computer animator is an artist who designs for video and film and uses a
computer as a primary tool.  Animators must have creative abilities and
design, drawing, problem-solving, production, communication, and presentation
skills.  Computer animators are employed in advertising, video production, the
motion picture industry (special effects to full cartoon features), and in the
growing multimedia industry, creating games, training materials, and
presentations.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges. 
Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor
before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information. See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Art, Design and Multimedia Program, Academic and Office Facility,
Room 314, telephone number (517) 483-1476.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 68 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 102    Design & Communication                                           3
ARTS 131    Drawing I                                                        3
ARTS 132    Figure Drawing                                                   3
ARTS 133    Surface Anatomy for Artists                                      3
ARTS 151    Computer Graphics/Illustration                                   3
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Digital Imag                                   3
ARTS 216    Humorous Illustration I                                          3
ARTS 225    Comic Book Illustration                                          3
ARTS 226    Storyboards                                                      3
ARTS 228    Advanced Digital Imaging                                         3
ARTS 232    Comp Graphics/2-D Animation                                      4
ARTS 234    Comp Graphics/3-D Animation I                                    4
ARTS 235    Comp Graphics/3-D Animation II                                   4
ARTS 236    Computer Graphics/Production                                     3
ARTS 238    Comps and Animatics                                              3
ARTS 269    The Portfolio                                                    2
ARTS 281    Art Internship                                                   3
FILM 118    Film Production I                                                4
HUMS 212    History of Art II                                                4
MATH 118    The Art of Geometry (See note 1)                                 3
PHYS 120    The Art of Physics                                               4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL: 3-4 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                           3-4 Credits
(See "General Education Core Requirements" for information on how to fulfill
these requirements. Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 2)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   71


1.    MATH 118 is the minimum Math requirement to meet the General Education
      Core Math requirement for this curriculum. Students wishing to transfer
      to a four-year college should see an Art, Design & Multimedia Program
      advisor for appropriate Math Core selections. 
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ARTS 102          ARTS 132          ARTS 133          ARTS 225
ARTS 131          ARTS 151          ARTS 216          ARTS 228
FILM 118          ARTS 171          ARTS 234          ARTS 232
PHYS 120          MATH 118          HUMS 212          ARTS 235

ARTS 226
ARTS 236
ARTS 238
ARTS 269
ARTS 281