Build Your Future in Entertainment Arts
The Entertainment Arts Certificate is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in the fields of entertainment encompassing animation and game design. There are five instructors with numerous years of professional experience providing students direction with assignments, live demonstrations, and assistance in developing portfolios for professional entry-level employment. The Entertainment Arts Certificate requires a total of 45 units, of which 15 are required courses in art and 27 are required courses in digital art emphasizing entertainment production techniques. An additional 3 units may be chosen from the restricted electives. A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for each course taken. Upon completion of the required courses the student must submit a final professional level portfolio for review and approval by three full-time faculty including: Head of the Digital Art Department, Art Department Chair, and another full-time faculty from the ART or DART department. The portfolio will be assessed against an industry standard preparing the student for entry-level work inside the fields of entertainment.
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The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
• Graphic Designer
• Production Artist
• Art Director
• Graphic Artist
• Creative Director
• Visual Designer
• Junior Graphic Designer
• Product Designer
• Product Development Engineer
• Art Teacher
• Interaction Designer
Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television. Job growth may be slowed, however, by companies hiring animators and artists who work overseas. Studios may save money on animation by using lower paid workers outside of the United States.
Consumers will continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and three-dimensional movies. This will create demand for newer computer hardware, which will enhance the complexity of animation and visual effects. Additional multimedia artists and animators will be required to meet this increased demand.
Further, an increased demand for computer graphics for mobile devices, such as smart phones, will lead to more job opportunities. Multimedia artists will be needed to create animation for games and applications for mobile devices.
Average Salary in this Field
$129,840 Per Year
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