Online Computer Animation Certification: Requirements to Complete a Computer Animation Certification Online

Published Aug 18, 2009

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Many schools offer online Computer Animation certificate programs, though there is no independent body in the Computer Animation industry that issues certifications. Requirements for a Computer Animation certificate include successful completion of courses, artistic ability and knowledge of software that aids in the production of 2- and 3-dimensional characters and objects.

Enrolling in an Online Computer Animation Certificate Program

To enroll in an online Computer Animation certificate program, students need access to high-speed Internet and an ability to work individually, utilizing the program's teachers and mentors for guidance and assistance when necessary. Many colleges and universities, such as George Mason University, Louisiana State University and Saint Charles Community College, offer multimedia design or Computer Animation certificate programs through Gatlin Education Services, Protrain Online or Knowledge Base. These for-profit service providers partner with public and private schools to offer various programs that enable students to learn at their own pace, often at a lower cost than on-campus study, and include textbooks and materials in the tuition fee.

Completing an Online Computer Animation Certificate Program

To earn an online Computer Animation certificate, students must successfully complete courses with passing grades, submit a portfolio for review and interact with teachers and mentors. Students who earn an online Computer Animation certificate learn how to use various computer programs, such as Adobe Flash, AutoDesk 3ds Max and others, to create characters and settings for video games, TV shows, and Internet programs.

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