Certificate - Visual Communications-Animation

Riverside City College
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

Certificate - Visual Communications-Animation

This program prepares individuals to communicate information, entertainment and ideas through animation and cinematic arts. This includes practical, hands-on instruction in how to plan and produce a variety of animated works seeing the project through from concept to practice including but not limited to storyboarding, directing, editing, and all aspects of animation film production.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • Figure Drawing-Introduction or
  • Figure Painting-Introduction
  • Beginning Animation Principles
  • Beginning Storyboarding
  • Beginning Animation Production

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tuition fees: $435 per unit for international students.


Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of animation and storytelling, in conceptual and visual form, to the creation of motion pictures that entertain audiences.
  • Discuss the history of film animation and identify examples that consider a variety of the fundamental approaches to the art of animation.
  • Assume the roles of writer, director, producer, animator, editor, storyboard artist, and production manager in the creation of animated works.
  • Acquire skills that facilitate their ability to adapt themselves to the professional world, and have long-lasting and enriched careers.
  • Demonstrate various experimental animation techniques in appreciation of animation as fine arts.

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

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