Challenge yourself to develop your own digital design method, production workflow, and conceptual aesthetic.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Animation and Time-Based Media focus on Animation is designed to help you develop marketable skills in the area of digital animation and time-based media development. The program provides you with an understanding of the equipment, operations, and knowledge of the terminology related to still image, video, and animation production with an emphasis on critical thinking, written communication, and teamwork. It allows you to explore your personal interest in this area, prepares you for employment, and upgrades the skills of those already employed in this field. By honing these critical skills you will compile an online multimedia portfolio, the first step toward entering the job market or transferring to a four-year program.

Employment opportunities are included in video and multimedia fields, such as digital animator, media production, marketing, publishing, motion graphics, photography, storyboard artist, freelance artist-designer, web and interactivity design, and multimedia artist/designer. 

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Animation and Time-Based Media program was created by listening and responding to the needs of local industry experts. We have an active Advisory Board that helps guide the program to ensure we are teaching best practices used by the experts. 

Transfer options

This program has transfer agreements with several universities. Please contact your advisor, the program director or the school you wish to transfer to before you complete your program. In some cases it will take you more than 2 years to complete a Bachelor's Degree if you transfer. 


To connect with your Academic Advisor, please complete our Advisement Intake Form. If you are advised by another area such as Honors, Veterans or athletics, please make sure you also discuss your classes with the Program Director to make sure you are completing the courses in the proper sequence.

Department Communication

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