2D/3D DIGITAL MEDIA: ANIMATION Year 2

In Digital Media Animation Second Year, you will choose an animation specialty and explore cutting-edge techniques in one of three fields: Video Game Development, Advanced Animation, or Computer Generated VFX for live-action film. In Video Game Development (our most popular choice) you will create your own 3d video game using your own art assets. Some scripting is taught as an optional topic, but this for this specialty we highly recommend concurrent or prior enrollment in either CEC’s Web-Scripting or Computer Science classes.

In Advanced Animation you will learn the latest in dynamic topology sculpting, body and facial motion capture, lip-sync animation for dialogue, and advanced character rigging-- once again, all in the context of your own original short film. In Visual FX you will learn 3d camera and object tracking, advanced rendering and lighting techniques, node-based compositing, and creation of HDRI environment maps. Some video editing is taught, but for additional editing and cinematography training, we highly recommend concurrent or prior enrollment in CEC’s Digital Media: Film class. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United States Department of Education Information Technology career cluster and its respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment and Communication and Information career.

Course Number: 
CRN10021
Course Name Abbreviation: 
Digital Animation III-IV
Credits Per Semester: 
1.0
Grades: 
10
11
12
Course Length: 
Full Year
Credit Information: 
2.0 Practical Arts credit or 1.0 per semester
Prerequites: 
Required: Successful completion of Digital Media: 2D/3D Animation
Session: 
Session IIIB
Period 6 2:00-5:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays