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Digital Media: 2D/3D Animation I and II

animationGrades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA, art experience and basic computer knowledge
Lab fee:  $10.00

Would you like to learn more about computer animation, the growing industry, opportunities right here in Albuquerque?  Animation offers a variety of experiences such as:

  • Modeling 3D objects and animating them using industry standard techniques and software
  • Modeling, painting, rigging, and animating your own original characters
  • Designing and modeling 3D sets
  • Using special effects
  • Additional hours outside of class are not required but are super-fun
Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Full Year:
Fall 2D Animation;
Spring 3D Animation
2.0 Practical Arts credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 3
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
Full Year:
Fall 2D Animation;
Spring 3D Animation
2.0 Practical Arts credit or 1.0 per sem


In Digital Media Animation, you will create a fully-animated short film. Each new skill or technique will be taught to you in the context of your own project. You will create your own original or fan-art character by modeling a base character form, sculpting in details, painting color and fine detail on the surface, and rigging the character for motion. You will create your own scene and animate your character in that scene. Finally you will play movie director, as we use virtual lights and cameras to turn your scene into a short film. Many additional topics are taught on a one-on-one basis to interested students.
Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the U.S. Department of Education Information Technology career cluster and its respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment and Communication and Information career.  

Digital Media: Animation III and IV

cartoonGrades:  10-12
Required:  Successful completion of Digital Media: 2D/3D Animation
Lab fee:  none

In Digital Media Animation Second Year, you will choose an animation specialty and explore cutting-edge techniques in one of three fields: Video Game Development, Advanced Animation, or Computer Generated VFX for live-action film.

In Video Game Development (our most popular choice) you will create your own 3D video game using your own art assets. Some scripting is taught as an optional topic, but this for this specialty we highly recommend concurrent or prior enrollment in either CEC’s Web-Scripting or Computer Science classes.

In Advanced Animation you will learn the latest in dynamic topology sculpting, body and facial motion capture, lip-sync animation for dialogue, and advanced character rigging - once again, all in the context of your own original short film.

In Visual FX you will learn 3D camera and object tracking, advanced rendering and lighting techniques, node-based compositing, and creation of HDRI environment maps. Some video editing is taught, but for additional editing and cinematography training, we highly recommend concurrent or prior enrollment in CEC’s Digital Media: Film class. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the U.S. Department of Education Information Technology career cluster and its respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment and Communication and Information career.

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 3
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
Full Year 2.0 Practical Arts credit or 1.0 per sem

  

Digital Media: Audio I and II

audioGrades:  10-12    video link
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA, computer literacy
Lab fee:  $10.00

Are you an aspiring audio recording engineer, live sound technician, a creative musician, or just a music lover? You should sign up for Digital Audio!

  • Theories of digital and analog sound
  • Sound waves, frequency response and decibels
  • Digital recording and editing techniques using Adobe Audition   
  • Current application of digital audio in the market place
  • Creation of digital audio projects alongside Digital Animation and Film classes
  • Career mentoring opportunities are available
Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 3
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
Fall Semester ONLY 1.0 elective credit for one sem


Digital Audio is a survey of the fundamental theories of sound, capturing and editing audio, production of audio projects, and the legal considerations involved.  The student explores the science of audio, recording techniques using digital and computer devices, software technologies, and current applications in the market place.  Topics include, but are not limited to, sound waves, analog vs. digital sound, frequency response, decibels, recording techniques, hardware and software technologies, career exploration, and presentation formats.  Literacy strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Digital Audio II: Production Management Students will manage multimedia productions or projects, in part or whole, inspire and motivate others with innovative ideas, and carefully evaluate content according to workplace, school, and community standards. Students will produce media utilizing technical applications, including word Processing (i.e. Word, Docs), desktop publishing (i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), audio and video editing software (i.e. Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Audition, iMovie, GarageBand, and Logic). 

Digital Media: Film

filmGrades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA, art experience and basic computer knowledge
Lab fee:  $10.00

Can you see yourself telling stories using Digital Media? Have you ever seen a music video and thought you could make it better?

  • Film history
  • Film style (including documentaries, short stories, full length music videos)
  • Digital editing
Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 3A
M&W
2:00-4:15 pm
Spring Semester ONLY 1.0 elective credit for one sem