2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Animation Certificate

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

Program Coordinator/Contact

Pat Crawford, Director
School of Design
Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics & Engineering Hall 378, Box 2225

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

Total Required Credits: 12