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Animation/Video for Multimedia, AAAS Planning Guide

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Program Description:

Students will explore creative, multimedia tools and solutions on Mac and PC platforms, using industry-standard software. In addition to General Education requirements, study will take place at three levels: core foundational design training, degree concentration requirements, and as a final capstone, specialization requirements provide the final layer of specialized student in animation or video topics and software. This two-year plus degree articulates with short-term, stackable certificates for add-on skill sets.

Early advising is strongly recommended for this program.

Students are required to maintain a final grade of 2.0 (75%) in each VCT foundational course in order to progress to the next class. If you receive a grade below 2.0, you will be required to either retake the class or pursue an advisor’s waiver.

AAAS Degree (115-122 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.

GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program required.

General Education Requirements - 15-20 Credits

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Choose either BTWRT 215  or ENGL& 101 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: BUS 102 , BUSTC 150 , MATH& 107 , MUSTC 106 .

Human Relations (2-5 Credits)

Choose either BUS 105  or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (3-5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: HUM 105 , CMST 203 , BUS 103 .

VCT Foundation Requirements - 65 Credits

Studio Foundations

Design/Production Foundations

Digital Graphics Foundations

Includes self-paced, online technical training component
* Challenge Tests are available to place out of VCT 124  & VCT 125 

Degree Concentration Requirements - 23-25 Credits

Media History (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: VCT 230 , CINEM 201 , ART 234 , ARTH 204 , ARTH 210 , ARTH 224 , ARTH 225 , ARTH 226 .

Track Options (Choose One)

Option 1: Animation

** Includes self-paced, online technical training component

Option 2: Video

Degree Specialization Requirements (12-16 Credits)

Includes self-paced, online technical training component

Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits of specialization coursework. Specialization courses consist of three parts: seminar, collaborative lab sessions, and online specialized software training and/or topic-based training with online industry training partners. A Faculty/Student Advising session is required for placement into this set of courses.

Examples of Specialization Software Training:
Maya, 3D StudioMax, Mudbox. ZBrush, Soft Image, Blender, Vue, Lightwave, Unity, Unreal Engine, C++, Javascript, iOS Dev, Premiere, Encore, After Effects, etc.

Examples of Topic-Based Training:
Storyboarding, Matte Painting, Matchmoving, Digital Art, Interface Design, Effects, Compositing, Modeling, Character Rigging, Project Management, etc.

Choose 3-4 of the following courses:

Design Studio/Portfolio: VCT 205 , VCT 206 , VCT 207 **
AdobeCS Studio/Portfolio: VCT 215 , VCT 216 , VCT 217 **
Interactive Studio/Portfolio: VCT 225 , VCT 226 , VCT 227 **
Autodesk Studio/Portfolio: VCT 235 , VCT 236 , VCT 237 **
Video Studio/Portfolio: VCT 245 , VCT 246 , VCT 247 **

** Includes self-paced, online technical training component.

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Program Advisor:

Christine Shafner  206-546-47628  cshafner@shoreline.edu  Rm 2174
Alan Yates  206-533-6771  ayates@shoreline.edu  Rm 2054
Claire Fant  206-533-6763  cfant@shoreline.edu  Rm 2051

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

Program Information:

Length of Program: 115-122 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: http://shoreline.edu/programs/visual-communications-technology/

Plan code: AIVAMAPT

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