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Program Overview

In the Animation C.C.C., students learn how to bring their artwork, characters, and stories to life. Students learn to convert their artistic abilities into digital animation skills using the latest industry-standard software. Students will have the opportunity to develop and create an original animated story.

After completing this program, students will have a strong knowledge of the skills and equipment needed to create digital animation sequences, enabling them to make an informed choice about their future education and career path.

This college credit certificate can be completed as part of the Digital Media and Design A.S. program. To do this, the student must take DIG2302C and DIG2430C as electives in the A.S. program.


Florida Gateway College (Main Campus)

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315.


Classes are held Monday through Thursday throughout the day.


  • Tuition: $1,549.80
  • Lab Fees: $100.00
  • Supplies: $100.00
  • Textbooks: $126.85

Careers at a Glance


Varies and ranges from $20,000 to $30,000.


In your area, people working in animation make $10 – $15/hr.

Graduates of this certificate program have career opportunities as
2D animators and digital storytellers.

Program Details

Program Notes
  • Students can start any time, but fall is preferable to stay in sequence.
  • This program offers students:
    • Small class sizes
    • Hands-on activities
    • Industry-grade equipment
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will produce digital illustrations using industry-standard graphics software.
  • Students will design and create animations/motion graphics to be used in a variety of media outlets (web, video, etc.).
  • Students will develop and create an original animated story.
Book List & Materials
  • DIG 2300C – Intro to 2D Animation 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • Tradigital Flash- Brooks #9781138012929  
  • GRA 2151C – Computer Illustration with Illustrator 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book- Wood #9780136412670  
  • DIG 2109C – Digital Imaging with Photoshop 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • No title required
  • DIG 2302C – 3D Modeling and Animation 1 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • Autodesk Maya 2019 Basics Guide- Murdock #9781630571788 
  • DIG 2430C – Digital Storytelling and Animation 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • How to Cheat in Adobe Animate CC- Ferguson #9781498797382