Visual Communication AAS Degree: 3D Animation Track
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in the 3D Animation Certificate Level II program may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris
- Partial program offered at LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-Tomball
- Visual Communications Department
The goal of the Visual Communication program is to create a stimulating learning environment for students where they can pursue their specific interest within five areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production, 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.
Courses in the 3D Animation Track focus on creating 3D Objects, Characters, Environments and animations for gaming, medical, product and architectural visualization, interactive multimedia presentations, TV broadcast and theatrical special effects. Companies that hire 3D Animators include motion picture studios, video game production companies, corporate training and marketing departments, advertising firms, video production companies, architectural firms, medical agencies and self-employment.
The Visual Communication Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses. A certificate in Visual Communication is structured to be completed in 2-3 semesters and is designed to provide a core understanding of a specific area.
Credits earned in the 3D Animation Certificate Level II program may be applied to this degree.
|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: $67,3861
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- 3D Animator2
- 3D Designer2
- Graphic Artist2
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.