Certificate in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)

This program provides coursework for majors such as architecture, computer-generated imagery (CGI), engineering and animation. Design principles, computer-aided design (CAD) and animation systems are applied to problems in animation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering. Proper and efficient methods of sketching, story boarding, 3D digital models, animations and multifaceted presentations are examined. The student will be prepared for entry level employment as an animation modeler.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Describe effective computer-generated imagery (CGI) techniques including graphic communication, orientation, and decision making.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use technology to prepare compute-generated imagery (CGI) drawings, computer-aided drawings (CAD), animations and multimedia presentations.
  3. Demonstrate computer-generated imagery (CGI) planning techniques and administration of file control for CGI design and animation.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to estimate time, material, labor and equipment for computer-generated imagery (CGI) design and animation.
Required courses:
ARCH 200Portfolio Preparation3
ART 111Beginning Drawing3
ART 115Figure Drawing I3
ART 120Two-Dimensional Design3
DRAF 160Foundation Digital Design Tools - Intermediate Computer Aided Design (CAD)3
DRAF 161Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD and Design Tools)3
DRAF 290Introduction to Maya Practices3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Visual Communication2.5
Visual Communication2.5
Total Units23.5

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ART 111 Beginning Drawing 3
ART 115 Figure Drawing I 3
ART 120 Two-Dimensional Design 3
DRAF 160 Foundation Digital Design Tools - Intermediate Computer Aided Design (CAD) 3
Spring Term 1
DRAF 161 Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD and Design Tools) 3
DRAF 290 Introduction to Maya Practices 3
ARCH 200 Portfolio Preparation 3
ARCH 102
Visual Communication
or Visual Communication
 Total Units23.5

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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