Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Digital Animation AAS: 358


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This program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for junior or entry-level employment in the animation industry. Some students choose to continue their studies and have successfully transferred to four-year institutions with resulting portfolio. Animation is widely used in broadcast media, gaming and simulation, motion graphics, web design, forensics, and medical technologies. As the animation industry grows so does the need for qualified professionals. Students in this program will explore animation concepts and gain hands-on experience using industry standard hardware and software and motion capture systems.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or program elective. 

** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

‡ Program electives: Although this degree is designed to be completed in 60 credits, there are some scenarios that could result in more than 60 credits being earned. For example, if a student wishes to take two four-credit electives, they would have a total of 62 credits; if they choose one four credit and one 3 credit elective they would have 61. If the student selects two 3-credit classes-or-one 4-credit and one 2-credit then they would earn a total of exactly 60 credits. Please see an advisor in the Graphic Design program. Choose from the following with a  minimum total of 6 credits for the two selections:

2-credit elective options: CMSC 100 , GDES 269 , or GDES 285 .

3-credit elective options: ARTT 103 ARTT 105 , ARTT 206 , GDES 121 , GDES 135 , or PHOT 161 .

4-credit elective options: GDES 214 , TECH 190 , TECH 225 , or TECH 290 

Students whose focus is on Gaming should select from the CMSC/TECH courses listed above.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Elective


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or program elective. 

** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

‡ Program electives: Although this degree is designed to be completed in 60 credits, there are some scenarios that could result in more than 60 credits being earned. For example, if a student wishes to take two four-credit electives, they would have a total of 62 credits; if they choose one four credit and one 3 credit elective they would have 61. If the student selects two 3-credit classes-or-one 4-credit and one 2-credit then they would earn a total of exactly 60 credits. Please see an advisor in the Graphic Design program. Choose from the following with a  minimum total of 6 credits for the two selections:

2-credit elective options: CMSC 100 , GDES 269 , or GDES 285 .

3-credit elective options: ARTT 103 ARTT 105 , ARTT 206 , GDES 121 , GDES 135 , or PHOT 161 .

4-credit elective options: GDES 214 , TECH 190 , TECH 225 , or TECH 290 

Students whose focus is on Gaming should select from the CMSC/TECH courses listed above.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Apply and incorporate the elements and principles of design within a digital graphic images and animation.
  • Demonstrate visual problem solving that employs appropriate technical skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the history of digital art and animation.
  • Use industry standard hardware and software to produce and manipulate digital images and animation.
  • Develop a script and prepare a storyboard for 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional animation.
  • Analyze and critique graphic images and animation.

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