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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media & Communication Arts-3D Animation

Program Options

Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science Media & Communication Arts-3D Animation 75 -
Certificate Media & Communication Arts-3D Animation 60 -


Contact Information

Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Brian Sauriol 586.445.7435 sauriolb@macomb.edu South Campus
Professor Shaun Sarcona 586.445.7435 sarconas@macomb.edu South Campus

Program Description:

The Media & Communication Arts-3D Animation program specialty provides training in the most powerful character and product animation software in use today. Students learn modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, and rendering techniques that will give them entry‑level skills for a variety of positions that are currently defined within the 3D Animation industry.

Program Outcomes:

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

1. Demonstrate computer skills for the media and communication arts industry.

2. Apply the fundamentals of art and design.

3. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking within a design-art context.

4. Demonstrate visual, presentation, and communication skills necessary for successful employment in the media and communication arts industry.

5. Demonstrate entry-level skills in a rapidly changing media and communication arts industry.

6. Apply mathematical concepts indicative of the media and communication arts industry.

7. Demonstrate a professional work ethic.

8. Model high resolution polygon models.

9. Create simple animation rigs.

Career Opportunities:

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.


    Associate of Applied ScienceCertificate