Digital Animation, Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate prepares students to: produce 3-D and 2-D Cel animation; develop mechanics of storytelling, character development, and visual language; develop a clear aesthetic and conceptual understanding of animation and video games as an art form through a creative process that includes storyboarding, drawing, previsualization, animation, problem-solving and filmmaking skills; develop best practices, standards, expectations, and career paths and strategies by producing work according to regular deadlines and by practicing professional etiquette; and apply critical assessment to their own and their peer's work.

Students completing this certificate will be prepared to enroll in the more advanced Certificate in Game Design (animated video gaming). Courses taken for this certificate can be applied to the BFA, BA Studio or the MFA Visual Art degree programs. This certificate may be of interest and value to Communication and Computer Science students interested in Game Development careers.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate or Graduate Intermediate to Advanced Level 
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 12 college credits (4 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional courses
  • Average Time to Completion: Two to Four Semesters 

Skills Developed*

  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Teamwork 

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • 3D Modeler
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Lightening Specialist
  • Pre-Production Specialist
  • 2D Animator 
  • Pre-Production Artist/Designer 

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