Digital Media Design - Computer Animation (Certificate)
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Digital Media Design - Computer Animation (Certificate)

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 36 credit hours
Certificate of Mastery in Game Design

Nintendo, Wii, Playstation, Kinect – the list of top-selling video game systems just keeps growing as does the demand for new games. Americans are looking toward video games not just for entertainment but also for fitness, instruction and information.

With a certificate of mastery in game design from Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll be trained to work as a modeler, animation artist, 3D illustrator, digital artist, FX artist, video post-production artist and game designer. It’s a top career field mixing artistic creativity with storytelling and high-tech graphics. Oklahoma City Community College is ready for you with a certificate of mastery in game design. You’ll work with the most advanced digital media design software and programs available, as well as the most knowledgeable digital media design instructors and professors, making you a sought-after candidate for the top jobs in the field.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    DMD 1013 Creativity and Design 3 Major C
    DMD 1033 Principles of Animation 3 Major C
    DMD 1053 Electronic Publishing: Indesign I 3 Major C
    DMD 2773 Image Editing: Photoshop I 3 Major C
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    DMD 1183 Computer Drawing: Illustrator 3 Major C
    DMD 1233 2d Computer Animation 3 Major C
    DMD 2533 Major C
    DMD 2783 Image Editing: Photoshop II 3 Major C
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    DMD 2143 Digital Video Editing 3 Major C
    DMD 2633 3D Animation and Special Effects 3 Major C
    DMD 2733 3D Character Design and Animation 3 Major C
    DMD 2803 Portfolio Preparation and Presentation 3 Major B
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: DMD 1013; DMD 1033; DMD 1053; DMD 1183; DMD 1233; DMD 2143; DMD 2533; DMD 2633; DMD 2733; DMD 2773; DMD 2783; DMD 2803

    General Education Courses: None

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: None

  • Program Notes
    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.
  • Course Descriptions

    Digital Media Design

    DMD 1013 - Creativity and Design
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    This course combines theory and problem-solving assignments to introduce students to the main concepts of creativity and design. Throughout this course students will exam the principles of design and critical thinking skills that lead to creative solutions. Within this collaborative learning environment students will complete hands on activities that stimulate innovation and promote life long learning.

    DMD 1033 - Principles of Animation
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    This course provides a historical and critical approach to animation from early black-and-white cartoons to modern 2D and 3D productions. Students will critically analyze processes and techniques involved in the construction of traditional and computer based animation sequences.

    DMD 1053 - Electronic Publishing: Indesign I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    Students will demonstrate proficiency in using the Macintosh computer in the production of various types of printed material. in addition, they will demonstrate skills in specifying typography, importing photos and artwork into documents, the application of design principles, and preparing documents for the commercial printing process.

    DMD 1183 - Computer Drawing: Illustrator
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    Students will demonstrate knowledge of vector illustration techniques using Adobe Illustrator software. Students will also create and edit graphic objects and type, select various menu commands, and use keyboard shortcuts.

    DMD 1233 - 2d Computer Animation
    Prerequisites: DMD 1033
    3CREDITS

    In this class students will apply basic animation principles to produce an animated sequence using industry standard 2D animation computer software. Emphasis will be placed on timing, performance and creativity of the animated sequence.

    DMD 2143 - Digital Video Editing
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    This course will focus on projects in video editing and motion graphics. Students will develop both technical and creative skills in non-linear editing, compositing, special effects, camera movements and cinematic points of view, and titling and motion graphics.

    DMD 2633 - 3D Animation and Special Effects
    Prerequisites: DMD 2533
    3CREDITS

    The student will use professional techniques to create photo-realistic renderings, advanced physical-based and character animations, interactive media and Web development, 3D gaming and 3D virtual environments. This course will enhance the abilities of artists, designers and other professionals using 3D computer-created, generated, or integrated graphics. Emphasis will be on the development of professional techniques in the area of 3D computer graphics.

    DMD 2733 - 3D Character Design and Animation
    Prerequisites: DMD 2533
    3CREDITS

    This is a support-oriented course in which the student will learn and use skills specific to creating 3D character models and character animation in the fields of television, movies, advertising, multimedia, and gaming. Emphasis of the course will be on advanced modeling techniques in the creation of a seamless 3D character design of head, body, clothing, animation concepts in facial expression, internal skeleton control, morphing, dialogue and lip sync, character posing, and locomotion. Discussion topics will include traditional animation techniques, body language, vocabulary, and character physics. This course will enhance the abilities of artists, designers, and other professionals using 3D computer created, generated, or integrated graphics.

    DMD 2773 - Image Editing: Photoshop I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the tools and functions of Photoshop software program. The student will complete projects which indicate an understanding of image retouching and manipulation, color correction, image sharpening, RGB color, CYMK color, separations, channels, paths, and filters.

    DMD 2783 - Image Editing: Photoshop II
    Prerequisites: DMD 2773
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate knowledge of more advanced functions of the Photoshop software program. Student proficiency will be demonstrated by successfully completing projects which require skills in advanced techniques in selection, layering, color correction, and image manipulation.

    DMD 2803 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
    Prerequisites: DMD 1013; DMD 1053; DMD 1183; AND DMD 2783
    3CREDITS

    The student will prepare a professional portfolio for presentation and evaluation. The portfolio will include a resume, matted projects and other pieces that demonstrate the student's ability to apply skills and techniques acquired in the program.

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