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Certificates!

Matthew | November 1, 2012

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Here are the certificates. They went live today! ARC students, go see a counselor and apply for one right now.

The catalog page:
http://www.arc.losrios.edu/catalog.htm
The official catalog addendum:

http://arc.losrios.edu/enroll/2012-13_Catalog_Nov_Addendum.pdf


3D Modeling and Texturing Certificate


This certificate combines a foundation of traditional
sculpture and painting with computer generated three
dimensional digital modeling and painting. High polygon
modeling techniques are used to create assets for any
industry in need of 3D modeling and texturing.
Texturing will focus primarily on the use of manipulated
and painted imagery to create complex surfaces.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
• create complex 3D environments, characters, and props
to be used in the any production.
• create believable models of objects from life, photographs,
or hand drawn reference.
• create accurate models of the human anatomy with a
clear and clean polygon flow showing muscle, fat, skin,
and bone topology.
• create believable textures from reference images.
• analyze and assess the needs of a project and determine the
complexity of the models and textures to match the project.
• create clean, high polygon count, polygon meshes ready
for production.
• create facial structures and shape targets preparing the
character for facial animation.
• create a portfolio quality modeling and texturing
demonstration reel.

Career Opportunities
Students can continue their studies in 3D modeling and
texturing at a four year college or choose to apply their
3D modeling and texturing skills in the film, game,
and broadcast industries, as well as other local industries,
such as medical, legal, engineering, Web, and fine art.

Requirements for Certificate 18 Units
ART 375 Figure Sculpture..................................3
ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling.....................3
ARTNM 421 3D Character Modeling and Rigging...............3
ARTNM 423 3D Texturing....................................3
A minimum of 3 units from the following:..................3
    ARTNM 320 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3)
    or ART 306 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3)
    ARTNM 372 Character Design (3)
    or ART 317 Character Design (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following:..................3
    ARTNM 431 3D Short Production (3)
    WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) (1 - 4)



3D Rigging Technical Director Certificate


This certificate offers training on the articulation of
movement for 3D objects, environments, and characters.
Rigging is the process of giving a character controls for
movement, therein “articulating” its range of motion,
or bringing the character to life. Standard rigs for vehicles,
bipedal, and quadrupedal characters will be created, as well
as rig variations, such as cartoon rigs to maximize flexibility.
In addition, students will be expected to increase
efficiency of production by creating rig building tools.
Also, interfacing tools will be created to increase efficiency
and usability of the rigs in production.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
• differentiate the types of deformers to achieve a specific
deformation called for by animation.
• create a concise set of animation controls.
• analyze the animator’s needs to provide and refine an
articulation of the full range of expressions and body
movement needed to support a character’s acting range.
• create a portfolio quality demonstration reel of their
rigs animated.
• proficiently use a programming language to solve
rigging problems, create new tools, and create interfacing
tools for the animator.
• proficiently use math to solve rigging problems.
• design and maintain master rigs that can be re-used as a basis
for articulating similar characters, or applying existing rigs to
newly created character sculpts.
• differentiate the deformation needs of realistic musculature
and traditional cartoon movement.

Career Opportunities
Students can apply their 3D rigging skills in film, game,
and broadcast, as well as local industries, such as medical,
legal, engineering, Web, fine art, and entrepreneurial.
Students can continue their studies in 3D rigging at a four
year college or choose an entry level position in any of the
3D animation industries.

Requirements for Certificate 19 Units
ART 375 Figure Sculpture...............................3
ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling..................3
ARTNM 421 3D Character Modeling and Rigging............3
ARTNM 431 3D Short Production..........................3
CISC 323 Linux Operating System........................1
CISP 300 Algorithm Design/Problem Solving..............3
MATH 330 Trigonometry..................................3



3D Technical Director Certificate


This certificate offers a comprehensive understanding of
the computer generated three dimensional (CG 3D)
production process. It’s designed for self-learners,
entrepreneurs, and developers of independent content
or someone looking for a high level position in a 3D
animation company. A broad range of topics are covered,
from traditional sculpting to digital rendering. In addition
to technical direction, this certificate would be ideal for
any 3D Generalist position.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
• plan a production pipeline and solve 3D production issues
with a holistic understanding of 3D.
• create portfolio quality demonstration reels with animation,
modeling, texturing, and rigging.
• differentiate various 3D software strengths and weaknesses.
• apply to any entry level 3D position calling for a 3D
Technical Director or 3D Generalist.
• differentiate art mediums and physical materials,
translate the medium and apply them in the computer
generated environment.

Career Opportunities
Students can apply their 3D skills in film, game, and
broadcast, as well as local industries, such as medical, legal,
engineering, Web, fine art, and entrepreneurial. Students can
continue their studies in 3D at a four year college or choose
an entry level position in any of the 3D animation industries.

Requirements for Certificate 30 Units
ART 300 Elementary Drawing and Composition..................3
ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling.......................3
CISP 300 Algorithm Design/Problem Solving...................3
MATH 330 Trigonometry.......................................3
A minimum of 6 units from the following:....................6
    ART 304 Figure Drawing and Composition (3)
    ART 370 Three Dimensional Design (3)
    ART 375 Figure Sculpture (3)
    ARTNM 310 Design: Fundamentals (3)
    or ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
    ART 372 Sculpture (3)
    ARTNM 320 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3).................3
    or ARTNM 372 Character Design (3)
A minimum of 9 units from the following:....................9
    ARTNM 421 3D Character Modeling and Rigging (3)
    ARTNM 422 3D Character Animation (3)
    ARTNM 423 3D Texturing (3)
    ARTNM 431 3D Short Production (3)
    WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) (1 - 4)

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