Animation

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Creative Arts, Design & Media
  • Program Code: 10-207-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Animation Degree

Description

MATC’s unique facilities and the program’s innovative curriculum offer a comprehensive background in animation. Students have opportunities to learn about 2D animation and 3D animation. Portfolio reviews in several courses are designed to assist you in compiling work samples to show employers.

From visualization of architectural spaces to video games to effects in movies, animation is expanding.

This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

 


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ANIM-101 Basic Drawing for Animators 3
(1) ANIM-104 Principles of Character Development 3
(1) ANIM-106 Principles of 3D Animation 3
(1) CSG-115 CSG Production 3
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
(2) ANIM-120 Environment and Set Design ‡
(or) ANIM-114 Storyboard Pro ‡
3
(2) ANIM-125 3D Modeling ‡
(or) ANIM-138 Animation for Game Development ‡
3
(2) ANIM-140 Timelines, Keyframes and Kinematics ‡ 3
(2) ANIM-156 Broadcast Animation ‡ 3
(2) ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
(3) ANIM-124 Animation Layout and Design ‡  3
(3) ANIM-130 3D Simulations and Illustrations ‡ 3
(3) ANIM-145 Intermediate 3D Animation ‡
(or) ANIM-121 Intermediate 2D Animation ‡ 
3
(3) CSG-147 Game Studio Management 3
(3) MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
3
(4) ANIM-110 Digital Life Drawing 3
(4) ANIM-150 Advanced Animation ‡ 2
(4) ANIM-160 Animation Portfolio ‡ 2
(4) ANIM-165 Motion Analysis for Animation ‡ 3
(4) CSG-119 Designing Interactive Displays ‡ 3
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
3
(4) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI course
3
TOTAL CREDITS 64

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Create an animated asset for a product
  • Build assets suitable for export and/or rendering to target platforms
  • Apply fundamental artistic concepts to the 3D environment
  • Implement project management skills

Career Outlook

The career potential for animation is excellent; 2D and 3D animation are being used in more industries and in more ways. From visualization of architectural spaces to video games to effects in movies, animation is expanding.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Animator 2D/3D
Background Designer
3D Modeling Specialist
Character Rigger
Commercial Animator
Medical Animation Specialist
Legal Animation Simulation Specialist
Texture Artist

Scholarships

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Learn about Scholarships available for this program here: https://matc.academicworks.com
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QUESTIONS?

Creative Arts, Design & Media Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-6004creativeartspathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, C Building, Room C210
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/31/2020