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Program Information

School:Santa Monica College
Degree:Associate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Description:The Associate degree in Animation program is a comprehensive study of the skills necessary to create 2D or 3D digital animation for the entertainment industry. The required coursework begins with the Animation Foundation Certificate of Achievement, combining a solid foundation in animation history and visual storytelling with hands-on experience in digital animation pre-production and production processes.

URL:Animation at Santa Monica College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,670

Approximate cost converted from US dollars.
Careers:AnimatorsVideo Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Students eligible for regular admission to Santa Monica College must be 18 years of age or older or must possess either: (1) a high school diploma from a U.S. regionally accredited or from a foreign high school; (2) a GED; (3) a California High School Certificate of Proficiency (CHSPE); or the equivalent (i.e., a HiSET score report; a TASC [Test Assessing Secondary Completion] score report).

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 450] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 45] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 133] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5]

    • Sponsor's Official Bank Statement to demonstrate you can meet SMC's estimated tuition and living expenses.
    • A copy of your passport information and expiration page.
    • Records from the last school attended. If the school was a college, university, or high school within the US, official transcripts must be sent directly from the awarding institution to the International Education Center at SMC. US transcripts must show a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Write a personal essay (must be at least 500 words) explaining your reason(s) for applying to Santa Monica College.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 30, 2020

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