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Design, Interactivity, and Media Arts - 3-D Animation and Games (DI3DO)

Location(s): Elkhorn Valley Campus, Online

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Academic Focus Area: Creative Arts and Design

Students create models, characters, and imaginative spaces that are the foundation of 3D in games, real-time simulations, and the film industry. These skills also apply to marketing, web design, architecture, and social media.

Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 94.5

Recommended Curriculum Plan

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Tier I - Major Requirements - 22.5 credits

Tier III - Electives - 13.5 credits

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

3-D Animation (DI3DO)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of design and production vocabulary. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in fundamental two and three-dimensional drawing and design skills. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer software. 
  • Research, conceptualize, and create unique visual solutions for design, with emphasis on individual expression. 
  • Prepared for employment with professional presentation of their work and self. 
  • Develop workable solutions to design problems. 
  • Qualified for employment at an entry-level position in the design industry. 
  • In chosen concentration area, demonstrate proficiency in basic design skills such as typography, layout, hierarchy, readability, and communication. 

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