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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Illustration/Animation Level II Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term Certificate of Completion (CC) in VCT Digital Illustration/Animation Level II for entry-level positions image production environments. Students interested in advancement are encouraged to enroll in longer courses of study to complete additional certificates or associate degrees in Visual Communication Technology. Students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree should follow the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree planning guide.

Program Advisor:

Christine Shafner
206-546-7628 cshafner@shoreline.edu Rm 2174
Alan Yates (On Sabbatical Fall, Winter)
206-533-6771 ayates@shoreline.edu Rm 2054
Claire Fant
206-533-6763 cfant@shoreline.edu Rm 2024

For Program Information:
Mary Bonar
206-546-4671 mbonar@shoreline.edu Rm 2057

Certificate of Completion (18 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Additional Information
Please note that courses listed in concentrations have prerequisites that expand the total credits required. However, prerequisites may be waived at the VCT advisor’s discretion based on student experience or portfolio presentation. Courses may be substituted or waived by the program faculty advisor.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 18 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: https://www.shoreline.edu/visual-arts/


Program Prerequisites:

ART 131 , VCT 124 , VCT 125 , VCT 134 , VCT 135 , VCT 136 , or portfolio review.

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4719.

VCT Digital Illustration/Animation Level II -What is it?

The certificate is designed for students requiring an accelerated course of study and achievement in graphics production including planning, design and creation of digital 2-D graphics and 3-D animation. Students work in current industry software in both vector-based and pixel-based applications, acquire essential design, illustration and problem-solving skills and learn how to manage graphics projects and understand how to print or output graphics correctly.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program-by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  1. Use concept development procedures and visual communication problem solving in image production environments.
  2. Use computer software applications to create illustrations and other graphic materials
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of color, perspective, line quality, and other illustrative factors.
  4. Explain 3-D concept development, construction, modeling, texture mapping and animation.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in VCT Digital Illustration/Animation Level II?

Graduates are hired as Illustrators, Animators, Game Artists, Photo-retouchers, Graphic Artists, Advertising Agency positions (including support staff), numerous positions in publication houses, educational-visual staff and other visual communications services, public relations firms, news agencies and print shops.

Potential employers include: Students who complete the certificate program may find employment in a variety of settings including advertising agencies, publication houses, graphics departments, news agencies, photography studios, print shops, and even freelance employment. This certificate is also a fundamentally important base for those interested in pursuing careers within the gaming, game design, and animation industry. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101


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