Academic Programs

Video Game Design Dynamic & Visual Effects

Certificate
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

Animation (character, dynamics, and visual effects) is a vital skill in the computer graphics industry (including video game design, motion picture animation, web design, and simulation).

Animation requires knowledge of basic principles of animation, anatomy, cinematography, 2D and 3D animation techniques, character rigging, keyframe animation, forward and inverse kinematics, special effects animation, camera animation, compositing, and other skills.

The Video Game Design Dynamic & VIsual Effects certificate prepares students for positions such as in-game animators, cinematic animators, riggers, technical artists, and other animation production positions.

Required Classes

CIS 378 Dynamic and Visual Effects........................................ 3
CIS 379 Visual Effects and Compositing.................................. 3
CIS 391 Animation for Games.................................................. 2
CIS 163 Animation Project....................................................... 2

Program Total............................................................ 10

Contacts

Frank Heffner, PhD, Ext. 1426, TSI, frank.heffner@witcc.edu
Craig Barnes, BAS, MAS, Ext. 1231, TSI, craig.barnes@witcc.edu
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
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