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Digital Effects and Animation Technology

 

Overview

The Digital Effects & Animation program gives you the skills to create animation and graphics for electronic games, television, film and online media.

We offer hands-on training with computer art and animation programs like Autodesk Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite.

You will not just learn technical skills; you will also acquire other essential skills such as:

 

 

  • teamwork
  • project-based assignments
  • portfolio production
  • design and animation principles
  • recognition of best practices and industry standards

Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Digital Effects & Animation in two years.

 

 

 

Digital Effects and Animation Program of Study Worksheet 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Employment Outlook

Graduates will qualify for employment as an entry level 2D/3D digital artist in television, broadcast, advertising, games, etc.

 

 


 

 

Important Links

www.siggraph.org

www.igda.org

www.ecgconf.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Contacts
paula-hindman-web.jpg

Paula L. Hindman

Instructor, Digital Effects and Animation Technology

Year Hired 2001

paula.hindman digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 694-8069

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Fall 2020 Curriculum WebAdvisor Schedule

WebAdvisor offers a secure web interface that allows you to access PCC's class schedule. This option provides the most up-to-date information about classes being offered and the number of available seats at the time you view the schedule.

NOT A CURRENT STUDENT? You can view the upcoming semester’s class schedule. See course sections and plan out your schedule. 

YOU ARE A CURRENT STUDENT? Use WebAdvisor to register for classes online!

Fall 2020 Curriculum Schedule - .pdf

Schedule last updated July 15, 2020

The .pdf format is the same as the WebAdvisor format, except all classes are listed alphabetically on one single .pdf / webpage. For more information on a specific class, please contact the appropriate advisor or you can find additional information within WebAdvisor. 

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Explanation of Methods of Course Delivery

Face-to-Face.
You are in the classroom with an instructor for every class. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Hybrid:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (more than 50% online). You will have contact with your instructor in the classroom and will need to be motivated to complete course work online, outside of the classroom. Internet access is needed for hybrid classes.

Blended:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (less than 50% online). Stay motivated and stay in communication with your instructor!

ITV:
Multiple classrooms to learn from one instructor - Students are in a classroom and the instructor location will vary. He/She may be with you face-to-face on some dates and in another classroom communicating with you through two-way audio/video technology. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Online:
Class is available online 24x7 – Students must be motivated to complete their work on their own with the ability to communicate with the instructor and other students via Blackboard, an online program. Internet access is needed for online classes.

 



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