Digital Arts Technology

Certificate in Graphics & Animation
Screen shot of Animation by Libby O'Connor DAT 205

Want to specialize in Graphic Design and Animation?

If you already have a degree in design or you're currently employed in the graphic design field, the Graphics and Animation Certificate can be a great addition to your skill set.

You'll focus on the detailed study of 2D and 3D design principles for print, web and animation.

Here's what you need to know:

    • Well-rounded exposure to key components of Graphic Design are the basis of this program.
    • Technological advances require constant training in the products used in creative design.
    • Best practices and new strategies are introduced; various opportunities are available.
    • Immediate hands-on exposure sets NVCC apart from many four-year programs.
Certificate Program Requirements and Outcomes

Students must complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:

Course No. Title Credits
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
DAT*H106 Digital Design 3
DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I 3
DAT*H212 3D Graphics & Animation I 3
DAT*H116 Interactive Media Design 3
DAT*H230 Digital Imaging II 3
DAT*H234 3D Graphics & Animation II 3
  Total Credit Hours 21

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Design, edit and manipulate digital graphics and image files.
  2. Utilize advanced techniques for character modeling and the design of virtual space.
  3. Design, model, and animate complete 3-dimensional landscapes.
  4. Develop state-of-the-art 3D special effects for film and video productions.
  5. Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software/media products with technical documentation.

Program Coordinator
Rachael M Leite
203-575-8152 (p)
Room: L305