Animation & Game Design
In the Animation and Game Design signature program, state-of-the-art software and equipment is used by the students as they learn 21st century multimedia skills. The courses in this program include Game Design and Development, 2D Animation and 3D Modeling, and Animation.
In the Game Design and Development course, students will receive hands-on experience creating and modifying their own 2D and 3D video games. Using their creativity and problem solving skills, students will learn to design, create, test and debug video games for the computer, internet, and mobile devices.
The 2D animation course emphasizes the development of visual creativity expressed through drawing and storytelling with the aid of technology. Students will develop digitally-generated 2D animations using industry-standard graphics software. Students will study character and story development, principles of animation, control and movement management through frame-by-frame animation, scripting languages, sound creation, and editing techniques.
3D modeling and animation is a series of courses which introduces students to the tools and skills needed to create cutting edge three-dimensional digital animations. Students will model objects and characters, create realistic textures and motion graphics, use sound and advanced animation techniques to create visual stories. Students will learn advanced lighting, camera work, character rigging, sound creation, special effects, and rendering techniques.