SLCC General Catalog

Visual Art & Design - Animation Emphasis AAS

Associate Of Science (AS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field. The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.

Students who elect to pursue an AS Degree in Animation will prepare themselves to successfully transfer to an institution offering a four year Animation Degree. Students will work to develop foundation drawing and design skills, apply animation principles in time based visualizations, and illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling.

Career Opportunities

Animation artists find varied careers in the creation of digital 2D and 3D art and animation in the video game, film, broadcast, visual effects, mobile, and internet industries.

Transfer/Articulation Information

This Associate of Science (AS) degree meets the requirements to satisfy the lower division general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree at all Utah public institutions of higher education. Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, computers, and Photoshop.

Total Program/Course Fees

Approximately $500 depending on chosen electives. Fees are used for maintenance and upgrade of:

  • Computers, software and supplies
  • Servers, hosting, and storage space
  • Traditional Animation lab
  • Model fees and supplies

Estimated Cost for Students

In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, animation students may expect to pay an estimated $1000 for books and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.

Estimated Time to Completion

The Animation Emphasis is very rigorous and drawing intensive. If students follow Recommended Sequence, completion time is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

MATH 1050

College Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

Any faculty approved higher level (above MATH 1050) QL course

American Institutions (AI) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

  Intensive (In)

OR

 

 

 

 

  Depth

 

 

 

 

Any second course from one of the Distribution Areas

Distribution Areas:

Complete one 3-credit hour course from the list of General Education Distribution Areas (BS, FA, HU, ID, PS, SS). See SLCC General Catalog for complete list of approved courses. Students may wish to consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance when selecting a Distribution Course.

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

The following are RECOMMENDED distribution courses for Animation students.

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

FLM 1023

Intro to Film (FA)

4

A

 

FLM 1070

Film and Cult (FA, DV)

4

A

 

PHYS 1010

Elem Physics (PS)

3

A

 

 

Complete The Following Animation Arts Core Courses: (30 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ART 1110

Foundation I

4

A

 

ART 1120

Design

3

A

 

ART 1260

Figure Drawing

3

A

ART 1110

ART 1620

Intro to Animation

2

F

 

ART 1660

Storyboarding

3

Sp

ART 1120 and 1620

ART 1670

Character Anim Basics

3

F

ART 1620 (for 2D) or ART 2640 (for 3D), and Instructor approval

ART 1800

Digital Media Essentials

4

A

 

ART 2260

Adv Figure Draw

2

F

ART 1260

ART 2630

Intro to 3D Modeling

3

F, Sp

ART 1800 or Instructor approval

ART 2640

Intro to 3D Animation

3

F,Sp

ART 1620 and 2630, or Instructor approval


Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

Student Choice

3

QL

3-4

FLM 1023

3-4

ART 1110

4

PHYS 1010

3

ART 1620

2

ART 1120

3

ART 1800

4

ART 1260

3

Total

16-17

Total

15-16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 2010

3

LW

1

AI

3

Distribution (3)

9

Distribution

3-4

ART 1660

3

ART 1670

3

ART 2640

3

ART 2260

2

 

 

ART 2630

3

 

 

Total

17-18

Total

16


Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status.

NOTE: Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at www.slcc.edu for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the recommended sequence.

Not all Visual Art & Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art & Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art & Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class. Students wishing to audit any Visual Art & Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art & Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

All students enrolled in the Visual Art & Design program automatically become members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, problem solving and skills necessary for employment. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions in their area of specialization.

For information on clubs or organizations within the Visual Art & Design Department, contact the advisor or instructors in the individual areas of specialization.

Additional Program Notes

For information about Student Resources such as Academic Links, Learning/Tutoring, Financial Information, General Resources, Services for Students, Student Life, Health & Recreation, Campus Life and other important information (Disclosures, Student Code of Conduct, Policies/Procedures, and Student Records, etc.) visit: www.slcc.edu/students-current/resources

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  8. Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness
  • Demonstrate a competent application of foundation drawing and design skills.

1, 2, 4

  • Demonstrate a competent application of animation principles in a time based visualization.

1, 2, 3, 4

  • Illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling.

1, 2, 4, 5

  • Engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences.

1, 2, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Department

South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-3361

Academic Advisors
Cindy Clark
SC W138
801-957-3361

Gordon Storrs
SCC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Professors
Adamson, Rob
Chambers, Sheila
Graham, Rick
Gruendell, Lana

Associate Professors
Budd, Brent
Gonzales, Kerry
Hyans, Whitney King
Reiland, Neal

Assistant Professors
Erekson, J. Chad
Martin, Terry
Rosenberger, Ed
Wilson, Andrew

Instructor
Curran, Jessica

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaisons

Brandon Kowallis – Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Photography
Trudy Richardson – Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting