Animation and Digital Media Design

  • Students learn 2D graphical design and animation.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State
    Creative students enrolled in the Animation and Digital Media Design course will see their art skills reach new heights as they produce a wide variety of both computer and traditional art and animation pieces. Using state-of-the-art software and equipment, such as the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Wacom drawing tablets, 3D Printers, and stop-motion cameras, students will be on the cutting edge of the industry, building a strong foundation in the many rapidly growing careers in the art world. The students will build a professional and diverse portfolio consisting of 2D and 3D art, computer animated short films, hand-drawn illustrations, advertising and promotional art, web and eBook designs, and so much more. Students will gain a vast new skill set of tools and techniques to support their collegiate and professional goals, providing a tremendous head start into the industry.
    Students Will Learn:
    • Principles of design
    • Web and animation design
    • Interface layout for print and electronic media
    • Image processing and illustration
    • Internship experience
    • Portfolio preparation
    Students Will Learn to Use the Following Software:
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Flash
    • Blender
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe InDesign
    • HUE Animation Studio
    • MakerBot Desktop
    • Stickman Animator
  • Students Will Learn to Use the Following Equipment:
    • Mac Computers
    • Wacom Drawing Tablets
    • MakerBot 3D Printer
    • Epson Large Format Poster Printer
    • Hue Animator Camera 
    Student Work On Projects Such As:
    • Animation
    • Stop-motion animation
    • Solid modeling
    • Claymation
    • 3D printing
    • Web design
    • Digital photography
    • Digital branding
    • Photo retouching
    • Advertising design
    • Package design
    • T-shirt design
    • Poster design
    • Ebook design
    • 2D design
    • Promotional 3D design
    • Digital printing
    • Digital portfolio
    • Creating multimedia products in partnership with business analysts, technical architects and software programmers
    • Creating digital images for the purpose of animation
    • Transferring audio/video files to be edited and manipulated digitally
    • Creating artwork to be used in video games
    • Creating animated sequences using computer software
    Career Opportunities:
    Graduates will be prepared for entry-level work in the art departments of advertising agencies, public relations firms, or design, printing and publishing companies.
    Graduation from a 2 year college will expand students’ career opportunities.
  • Digital Design students receiving instructions from their teacher.

    Typical Job Titles in this Field include:

    Animator, 3D Modeler, Web Designer, Digital Designer, Ebook Designer, Art Director, Creative Director, Production Artist, Book Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and many more.

    College Agreements

    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    • Nassau Community College
    • SUNY Farmingdale State College (Dual Enrollment)

    Work Experience Opportunities

    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experience at workplace sites such as:

    • Mindset Productions
    • Nassau BOCES Graphic Arts and Printing Service
    • East Meadow School District
    • ARIC Signs & Awnings
    • Printing Emporium
    • Mineola Signs and Awnings

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year

    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or both of the following:
    0.5 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   English
    This course is certified by New York State


Career Opportunities for Arts & Humanities Graduates

  • Our Alumni Job Portal provides listings posted for Arts & Humanities graduates by our business partners. Check out the listings below to find any available career opportunities.

Arts and Humanities

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