RMCAD is pleased to offer Graduate Certificates in Education, Leadership + Emerging Technologies (ELET); Design Strategy + Innovation (DSI); and 3D Animation. These 18-credit programs are offered entirely online through RMCAD’s Learning Management System (LMS).
The Education, Leadership + Emerging Technologies Certificate program is designed for professionals at all levels who wish to improve their ability to integrate technology into the professional environment, study educational theories and develop motivational leadership strategies. Students with an interest in K-12 education, higher education and corporate training will benefit from the outcomes of this program.
ELET courses include: Visual literacy through digital investigations Investigating learning environments Understanding learning theories for education Leadership and motivation
The Design Strategy + Innovation Certificate is suitable for business, creative and educational professionals at all levels. Students in the DSI program develop a foundation of knowledge that encompasses user-centered problem solving methods, professional leadership styles, motivational strategies and innovative ideation skills. Courses help students examine the relationship between business and design. Program features include online discussions, readings, visualization, writing and presentation.
DSI course topics include: Leadership for innovation Business foundations Design thinking Ideation
The 3D Animation program allows students to focus their studies in character development or pre-production.
Students wishing to further their careers by developing animation and visual effects experience can build both technical and artistic skills by earning a 3D Animation - Character Development Certificate. This program utilizes industry standard methods, tools and software, including Maya 3D. Instructors aid students in effectively developing stories and utilizing design concepts to communicate.
3D Animation - Character Development Courses include: Fundamentals of animation 3D computer animation Motion studies 3D character and production design Advanced character creation methods
The 3D Animation – Pre-production Certificate program provides instruction in the fundamentals of story telling for filmmaking and animation. Students learn cinematic structure, story boarding, character development and scriptwriting. Participants combine their storytelling skills with industry-standard technology that includes Adobe Creative Suite, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Maya 3D, to hone pre-visualization capabilities for animated films. This program is designed for students interested in concept development as it applies to 3D animation, and suits professionals working in the creative, design and business aspects of animation and filmmaking.
3D Animation Pre - production Courses include: Introduction to animated storytelling Fundamentals of animation Creative visualization Scriptwriting for animation Computer animation Character + production design