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The Digital Art & Animation program at Cañada College has been training students in digital art and animation related fields since 1998. The program has grown to include several degree options including its most recent addition of the 3D Animation and Video game Art track that was designed to meet the industry demands of the Bay Area.

The program counts both full time and part time faculty members. Each of them brings a wealth of information and expertise from their fields.

The Digital Art & Animation program is designed to serve the needs of our wide range of students. Classes are taught in the morning and afternoon as well as evening to accommodate our students with full time jobs.

We have two state of the art studios. One is cross platform, half of it is Windows and half of it is Apple, and the other one is all Apple. We aim to prepare our students in a dual platform environment so they are prepared for whatever situation they meet in the work world.

All the machines are loaded with the latest versions of Adobe CS software and Corel Painter. In our Animation Studio we also have Maya, Adobe After Effects, powerful Final Cut Studio and audio applications such as ProTools and other system specific support software.

A third studio is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of storyboarding, drawing for animation, and principles of animation. Our faculty strongly believes that having some level of drawing skill makes students far more attractive in a very competitive job market, and has created coursework that will help develop the skills of artists of any experience level.

The studios are set up with a top of the line projection and audio system, and the students have access to laser and inkjet color printers as well as a fast black and white printer. We are also equipped with great peripheral equipment to digitize images and Wacom drawing tablets for all the computers in the rooms. In addition, we have digital still and video cameras available to students.