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The 3D Animation Certificate (C2_ANI2) is offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Visual Communications Department.

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Program Description

The visual communication program trains today’s digital designers in the communication media of the future. This program provides students with skills needed for careers in commercial art and design, desktop publishing, web design, 3-D animation, multimedia development, video and post-production. The demand for these skills comes from a variety of industries including advertising, consumer products, education, entertainment, government, legal, manufacturing, medical, petroleum, publishing, transportation, and video production.

The visual communication associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of 65-67 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses based on specialization.

This degree has five areas of specialization: graphic design, multimedia, video and post-production, web design, or 3D animation. Both the graphic design and multimedia degree programs are recognized by the Texas Workforce Investment Council as having curriculum that aligns with the national industrydefined and industry-recognized skills standards.

Students completing the degree or certificate are prepared for entry-level positions. Certificates are available within specialization areas in graphic design, motion graphics, video and post-production, multimedia design, 3D animation, and web design. These certificates provide an opportunity to acquire technical skills in two to three semesters.

The general education core courses will transfer to a variety of universities, and the degree articulates to many area universities. Please see the department chair, faculty, or advisor for specific information.

First Year Credit

First Semester Credit

Subject Number Title Credits
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communications I 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3

Total First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credit

Subject Number Title Credits
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3

Total Second Semester Credits:


Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
FLMC 1331 Video Graphics & Visual Effects I 3
ARTV 2345 3-D Modeling and Rendering II 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3
GAME 1303 Intro Game Design & Development 3
IMED1 2311 Portfolio Development OR 3
IMED1 2380 Cooperative Education - Interactive Media  

Total First Semester Credits:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for 3D Animation Certificate:


  1. Capstone course