2D Animator/Concept Artist

About this Major

In animation, imagination and creativity are the most important qualities. This course will help you develop a strong foundation in animation skills by teaching you how to combine drawing, storytelling, technical mastery, and Serious software skills to make your creation come to life.

In this field, tools change at an incredible pace. Both a commitment to lifelong learning and the ability to adapt and work in different styles are important for success. Animators and illustrators must be able to develop work according to design specifications and manage projects and tasks to meet deadlines. Analytical and problem-solving skills, self-motivation, a strong sense of ownership, attention to detail and a disciplined approach to quality are all essential. In addition, because animators and illustrators often work as a part of a team, strong communication skills are important.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Adobe Certified Associate in the following categories:

  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Multiplatform Animations using Adobe Animate CC

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Rockwell Information Technology

Total Hours Required

960

Length

  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance

Times

Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Creative Design and Concept Development 120 hours
  • 2D Animation Fundamentals 120 hours
  • Motion Design Fundamentals 120 hours
  • 2D Capstone 120 hours
  • Design and Illustration Fundamentals 120 hours
  • 3D Animation Fundamentals 120 hours
  • Advanced Digital Art and Design 120 hours
  • Concept Art and Illustration 120 hours
  • Advanced 2D Animation 120 hours
  • 2D Animation Production 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Graphic Design & Illustration using Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Multiplatform Animations using Animate CC

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Graphic Design & Illustration using Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Multiplatform Animations using Animate CC

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,112
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$2,127

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Graphic Design & Illustration using Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Multiplatform Animations using Animate CC

Tuition & Fees

  • $4,224
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle
  • Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$4,239

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$10 - $20

per hour

Pass Rate

81%

passing

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Film and/or television production companies, video game production, organizations with in-house support for graphic design, animation and character illustration, marketing firms, advertising departments, and internet-based businesses

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