Creative applications on the computer are explored, using the latest versions of PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Designs for digital graphics, layouts for publishing, and animated movies are created. Student artists use digital cameras, drawing materials, scanners, and digital tablets to create, input and design images. Second-semester instruction concentrates on animation, using PhotoShop and working in teams. Professional Portfolios are created. Students will create self-promotional materials to help present themselves as design professionals. A lab fee is required. To be eligible for the second-year course, a student must earn a final grade of B or better in the first-year course and have no more than 4 CCTC absences. This course provides skills for careers in gaming design, movie animation and visualization. Software used is Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Premiere. By using a hands-on approach, students begin with basic model editing, creating and editing materials, and rendering. This is followed by adding motion to scenes and working with lights and cameras. A lab fee is required.