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      The 2D Animation Certificate program is offered for those who wish to develop skills to specialize in 2D Animation or to enable a career change. The objective of the 2D Animation Certificate program is to prepare 2D animation specialists with focused technical skills.

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      Enhance Your 2D Animation Skills

      The world of animation is a big one. Across multiple industries including film, advertising, video, television, games, software development, and so much more there is a demand for animators with the talent and training to impact their audiences.

      If you are an animator looking to enhance your skills or perhaps change careers, the Certificate in 2D Animation from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division might be the perfect fit for you.

      This program consists of 14 core courses providing a comprehensive overview of 2D animation, including traditional frame to frame animation as well as Flash animation. Starting from a strong foundation in Drawing for Animation, the student will then move on to making Storyboards and focusing on the Principles of 2D Animation, Advanced 2D Animation, Web Animation, and Flash.

      Upon completion of the 2D Animation Certificate program, students will be able to develop and execute accurate freehand drawings, render textures and tones on human figures, draw expressive images of body language, with weight and balance.

      Career Portrait

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of multimedia artists and animators is expected to grow by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Expected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television. However, it will be slowed by companies hiring animators who work overseas.

      Consumers will continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and three-dimensional movies. Video game studios will require additional multimedia artists and animators to meet this increased demand. In addition, an increased demand for computer graphics for mobile devices, such as smart phones, will lead to more job opportunities.”

      Source:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/multimedia-artists-and-animators.htm

      Accreditation

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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