We offer a full certificate with areas of specialization.
Motion Graphic Design (2d digital animation)
2D Animation Design
3D Character Setup and Animation
3D Digital Character Design
Video Game Design
Our instructors are all industry professionals. Specialty areas are intended to be taken over 4 semesters (for most students two years) and are aimed at providing students with entry-level artist skills.
Motion Graphic Design Sequence (Using Adobe After Effects)
Semester 1 - Photo 121: Imaging with Photoshop 1
Semester 2 - Art 220: Introduction to Motion Graphics, Photo 125: Special Effects with Photoshop
Semester 3 - Art 221: Advanced Motion Graphics
2D Animation Design Sequence (Using Photoshop and ToonBoom Harmony)
Semester 1 - Art 201: Drawing for Animation
Semester 2 - Art 205: Fundamentals of Animation
Semester 3 - Art 209: Introduction to Character Design
Semester 2 - Art 210: Introduction to Storyboard
Character Setup and Animation Sequence (Using Maya)
Semester 1 - Art 233: Introduction to 3D Character Set-up
Semester 1 - Art 235: Introduction to 3D Character Animation
Semester 2 - Art 234: 3d Character Animation
Semester 2 - Art 236 (in development, not yet offered): Advanced 3D Character Animation
3D Digital Character Design Sequence (Using Z-Brush)
Semester 1 - Art 245: 3D Digital Character Design I
Semester 2 - Art 246: 3D Digital Character Design II
Video Game Design Sequence (Using Unity)
Semester 1 - Art 267: Introduction to Game Development
Semester 2 - Art 268: Game Play Mechanics/Prototyping
Semester 2 - Art 270: 3d Game Level Design 1
Semester 3 - Art 271: 3d Game Level Design 2
Semester 3 - Art 269: Creative Studio: Practical Game Development
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, college-age students and avocational learners gain skills allowing for transfer to 4-year colleges or entry into the workplace; and industry-workers retrain themselves to diversify their work options within animation, gaming, or visual effects.
Semester system (16 weeks).
Fall Semester begins at the end of August.
Spring Semester begins mid-February.
Summer Session (mid-June to mid-August.); along with a short-term Winter Session of six weeks in early January.
New International students applying directly from overseas can only apply for the Fall or Spring Semesters. The short-term Sessions offer limited class scheduling for "new" students and are best designed for "continuing students."
High School transcripts and Diploma; minimum of 2.0 or "C" grade point average, if transferring directly from a U.S.-based College or University. TOEFL score minimum 45 on iBT, or IELTS 'band score' of 4.5 minimum – if English is not your first language of instruction. Also, Affidavit of Support Form & Bank Statement, and one-page personal essay. "Conditional Admission" is available for students without TOEFL or IELTS, and transferring-in from a Language School program.
Application Deadlines (for overseas Applicants)
July 1 for Fall Semester;
December 1 for Spring Semester;
[May 15th for “Summer Session” -- Summer only for students "transferring" inside the U.S. with a current and valid Form I-20.]
Deadlines may be flexible; please contact the International Student Office for details.
Tuition & Fees/Living Expenses
Tuition & Fees (Academic Year 2020-21): $7,581 USD (full-time; two semesters).
Estimated off-campus living expenses: $13,000 USD.
Total costs for bank statement = $22,965 USD.
Note: above costs are subject to periodic/annual changes. [Please plan your budget accordingly].
Tuition/Fees are paid per Semester upon registration.
"Tuition Advanced Deposit" is not required.
The College offers a tuition payment plan each semester.