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Digital Animation Certificate


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The field of digital animation continues to grow. Join a field that is thriving due to the increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television.

MC’s digital animation certificate will provide you with the skills necessary for junior or entry-level employment in the animation industry, or for transfer to another institution.

Courses include digital tools for the visual arts, animation, illustration, video editing, and more.

As a student at MC, you have access to industry-standard equipment. You will train on the same tools that you will use when you are in the field.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Apply and incorporate the elements and principles of design within a digital graphic images and animation context.
  • Demonstrate visual problem solving that employs appropriate technical skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the history of digital art and animation.
  • Use industry standard hardware and software to produce and manipulate digital images and animation.
  • Develop a script and prepare a storyboard for 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional animation.
  • Analyze and critique graphic images and animation.
  • Develop a portfolio representative of the material and techniques studied, suitable for employment or transfer to another institution.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans.  The program advising guide outlines the certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


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