Visual Communication AAS: 3D Animation Track
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris
- Partial program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-Tomball
- Visual Communications Department
The LSC Visual Communication program offers a 3D Animation Certificate that can be easily transformed into a 3D Animation AAS Degree. Students in this track learn to create 3D objects, characters, environments, and animations for gaming, medical, product and architectural visualization, interactive multimedia presentations, TV broadcast and theatrical special effects.
The curriculum of the 3D Animation track contains a solid foundation in fine art including fundamental aspects such as line, form, composition and color, drawing and painting skills, lighting and photographic principles, and proficiency in industry standard 3D software. Students learn to work in a team environment as well as individually, and all under reasonable deadlines. Companies that hire 3D animators include motion picture studios, video game production studios, corporate training and marketing departments, advertising firms, video production companies, architectural firms, medical agencies and self-employment.
The LSC Visual Communication program trains today’s digital designers in the communication media of the future. The goal of the program is to create a stimulating learning environment where students can pursue their specific interests within six areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production, motion graphics and 3-D animation. Design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, computer systems design and related services contain areas of employment for the visual communication graduate.
Please contact Lisa Hall at Lisa.M.Hall@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1773 for more information.
Please contact Marc Gordon at Marc.J.Gordon@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5733 for more information.
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|ARTV 1303||Basic Animation||3|
|ARTV 1345||3-D Modeling & Rendering I||3|
|ARTC 1302||Digital Imaging I||3|
|ARTC 1317||Design Communication I||3|
|ARTS 1316||Drawing I||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ARTV 2345||3-D Modeling and Rendering II||3|
|ARTV 1341||3-D Animation I||3|
|ARTC 2305||Digital Imaging II||3|
|IMED 1301||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|Third Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|Elective||Math (1314 or Higher; MATH 1332 Suggested)1||3|
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ARTV 2351||3-D Animation II||3|
|ARTV 1351||Digital Video||3|
|FLMC 1331||Video Graphics & Visual Effects I||3|
|ARTS 1317||Drawing II||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|GAME 1303||Introduction to Game Design & Development||3|
|IMED 2311-or-IMED 2380||Portfolio Development2-or-Cooperative Education - Interactive Media2||3|
|Elective||Creative Arts / Language, Philosophy & Culture1||3|
|Elective||General Education Elective1||3|
|Visual Communication AAS (3D Animation Track) Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $52,1541
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- 3D Animator2
- 3D Designer2
- Graphic Artist2
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