The Visual Communication AAS: 3D Animation Track degree (AAS_VSC3) is offered at LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Visual Communication Department.
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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 Skill Standards Board (TSSB) 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.
|ARTS||1311||Design I 2-D||3|
|ARTC||1302||Digital Imaging I||3|
|ARTC||1317||Design Communication I||3|
|IMED||1301||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|ITSC||1401||Introduction to Computers OR||4|
|COSC||1401||Introduction to Computers|
|ENGL||1301||Composition and Rhetoric I||3|
|KINE||Any physical activity course||1|
|ARTV 1345||3-D Modeling & Rendering I||3|
|ARTV 1303||Basic Animation||3|
|ARTV 2345||3-D Modeling & Rendering II||3|
TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:
|ARTV 1341||3-D Animation I||3|
|ARTS 1317||Drawing II||3|
|ARTS 1312||Design II: 3-D||3|
|ARTV 2351||3-D Animation II||3|
|FLMC 1331||Video Graphics & Visual Effects I||3|
|GAME||1303||Introduction to Game Design & Development||3|
|IMED4||2311||Portfolio Development OR||3|
|IMED4||2380||Cooperative Education: Interactive Media|
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