Skip to Navigation
South Dakota State University    
  Aug 18, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Apply Now

Animation Certificate

Return to: Academic Programs - Majors, Minors, Certificates

Program Coordinator/Contact
Mark A. Stemwedel, Studio Art Program Coordinator
School of Design
Grove Hall 101, Box 2802
Click here for additional information.  

Program Information
The certificate in animation is a stand-alone program and may be taken by any student regardless of major or may be selected by Studio Art majors as part of their degree. The certificate prepares students for life-long avocational pursuit in the arts.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the certificate, students are able to demonstrate the following outcomes through studio projects:

  • Understanding of basic principles of design and color, concept, media and formats related to animation. This includes the basic traditions, conventions and evolutions of animated forms of art and design.
  • Ability to synthesize the use of drawing, two-dimensional design and color, related to animation.
  • Knowledge and skills in basic tools, techniques, and technologies sufficient to work from concept to finished animated product.
  • The preparation of animation using basic animation techniques and technologies with the opportunity to work at advanced level.

Academic Requirements
Students must maintain at least a program GPA of 2.6 and an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program.  A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses required for the certificate.

Course Delivery Format
Course content is delivered through hands-on studio work combined with lectures, demonstrations and critiques.

Requirements for Animation Certificate: 12 Credits

Return to: Academic Programs - Majors, Minors, Certificates

Skip Navigation