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Madison WI 53704

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Animation

Associate Degree in Applied Arts

Program number: 102071

Overview

The Associate of Arts Degree in Animation and Concept Development offers classes in traditional and digital skills related to professional 3D animation and concept planning and development.

While attending classes in the Animation program you will develop a broad foundation of skills in topics such as:

  • concept drawing and layout
  • figure/life drawing for concept work
  • concept presentation
  • digital modeling, texturing, rigging and animation 
  • level design and construction
  • asset creation and management
  • digital lighting and cinematography

Graduating students have the opportunity to apply for professional internships and mentorships, and create a professional portfolio and demo reel. 

Program Details

Students in the Animation program must attend classes full time.

Animation classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Downtown

Portions of this program are offered online.

Animation


Admission

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

Prior to Start of Program (required)
First Semester
Second Semester
Third Semester

3 credits

 

Elective

3 credits

Fourth Semester
Outcomes

After completing the Animation program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in technical and esthetic skills necessary to meet the challenges in the animation profession.
  2. Apply the principles and theories necessary to contribute to the creation of professional animation in a business setting.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills to solve complex problems and demonstrate effective organization in a high-pressure workplace.
  4. Communicate effectively and professionally using appropriate media, including written, verbal, graphic and electronic communications.
  5. Demonstrate creativity, innovation and flexibility in order to work successfully in a continuously changing animation business environment.
  6. Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain, expand and enhance professional and artistic growth.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team setting and understand workflow processes in a business environment.
  8. Exhibit desirable interpersonal skills, including but not limited to respect and sensitivity for diverse cultures and individuals.
  9. Practice desirable professional ethics, honesty and confidentiality as applied to copyrighted materials when working on various facets of animation.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of intellectual property and intellectual freedom to the professional production of animation.
Careers

Earning your associate degree in the Animation program at Madison College prepares you for valuable work as a:

  • Character Animator
  • Concept Artist/Designer
  • Storyboard Artist

Animator, modeler, lighter or illustrator in the following industries:

  • Advertising 
  • Architecture 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Entertainment 
  • Game Design 
  • Instructional 
  • Medical and Scientific 
  • Multimedia Production 
  • Printing/Publishing
  • Product Design Development 
  • Web Design