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Digital Arts and Computer Animation

Laurus College – Digital Arts and Computer Animation Degree

Occupational Associate Degree

About Digital Arts and Computer Animation

In this career-focused program, students work with industry standard software to gain valuable skills in the fields of animation and video game design & development.

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Program Highlights:

This program introduces students to the techniques and methods for creating 3D animation and effects using the industry standard software Maya. Maya software is one of the world’s most powerfully integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solutions in the video game design and development industry today. Among the courses taught in the Digital Arts and Computer Animation Associate Degree program are:

• Animation Dynamics
• Rendering in Animation
• Modeling
• Color Theory
• ZBrush Digital Sculpting
• Character Animation
• Computer Video Compositing and Camera Matching
• Game Design
• Character Rigging

The Digital Arts & Computer Animation program is available Online and at all Laurus College locations:

Atascadero
Oxnard
San Luis Obispo
Santa Maria

Using Maya software, students explore ways to model, texture, animate, and render creative environments while also creating a portfolio that showcases their creativity and their skills. Upon completion of the Digital Arts and Computer Animation program, students may compete for entry-level work in a variety of animation-related fields including film and video creation, video game development, and graphic design.

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Step One

Apply Online.
Start the Application Process by Completing the Online Application Form

Step Two

Set up an Appointment.
Meet with an Admissions Representative (Online appointments available)

Step 3

Enroll for the Next Term.
New Classes start on August 7!

Take the 1st step and complete the online application today by clicking here!

Career Summary:

Digital Arts and Computer Animation professionals create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Potential Careers:

3D Animator
Graphic Artist
Art Director
Creative Director
Video Game Designer

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Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Video Game Designers
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SOC Code: 15-1199.11

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
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SOC Code: 25-1194.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Art Directors
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-1011.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-1013.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Multimedia Artists and Animators
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 27-1014.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Graphic Designers
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SOC Code: 27-1024.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Producers
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SOC Code: 27-2012.01

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