Training Diploma in Animation

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6 Trimesters Full Time

Complete your training degree in 2 years with a total of 6 trimesters.

Training Diploma in Animation
Course Durations
6 Trimesters Full Time

Complete your training degree in 2 years with a total of 6 trimesters.

Start Date(s)
  • 22 October 2023

  • 3 March 2024

Training Diploma in Animation
Start Dates
  • 22 October 2023

  • 3 March 2024

Entry Requirements
Training Diploma in Animation
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet the following criteria:
A student with an incomplete foreign or Jordanian certificate is eligible to enrol in the Training Diploma program for two years.
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Training Diploma in Animation
International Entry Requirements
International Entry Requirements
A student with an incomplete foreign or Jordanian certificate is eligible to enrol in the Training Diploma program for two years.
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Develop advanced skills in industry-standard software packages Autodesk Maya, and other software.
Practical, immersive training All work is project-based, with no exams. Graduate with a portfolio to share with an employer or first client.
Cross discipline collaboration Work across film, audio, and animation projects at SAE.
Expand your career Graduate with a portfolio, work experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills, and a network of fellow creatives.

Animation Skills

Character Design Storyboarding 3D Modeling Texturing Storytelling Lighting Rendering Video Editing 2D Animation Visual Effects Compositing Rigging 3D Animation

Course Structure

Semester 1:
The course explains the concept of citizenship and life skills and their importance in acquiring valuable skills, and working to use these skills in their quest for better education and positive results at work. Confidence in the youth’s ability to use this knowledge and skill as well as providing personal and environmental support to change behavior through the promotion of positive citizenship values, constructive community culture and volunteer community work.
In this course students will engage in hands-on design practices, develop creative thinking strategies, and devise solutions to design challenges. The course familiarizes students with principles, essential software, and techniques that serve the basic designer needs. Students will also develop fluency in the principles of design to form a basis of aesthetic judgment and develop methods of analysis and inquiry for creative thinking.
English Language Skills
This course illustrates methods of using pencils and colors and other materials in addition to learn how to draw shapes taking into consideration ratios using different representations and displaying methods for the texture and symbolic values of shapes, ores and surfaces.
This is a communication skills course, which aims at improving learners’ oral and written communication skills by providing learners with the language needed to naturally and confidently communicate in an English-speaking workplace environment and real-life situations.
This course examines the basic skills required for students to learn architecture drawings such as architecture tools, lines, architecture and projection processes and binoculars.
Semester 2:
Sketching for Animation
The module aims to outline the design process from the first idea to a finished 2D scene, with an emphasis on researching reference. Students will apply the theoretical underpinnings of design processes via a range of practical explorations and critical analyses. This will provide the students with a solid understanding of 2D workflows and methods that will form the foundation of successive modules. The module demonstrates teamwork in the creation of artifacts.
This course includes the definition of Islamic culture and an explanation of its meanings, themes, and related systems - its functions and objectives. The sources and components of Islamic culture and the pillars and foundations upon which it is based. The characteristics of Islamic culture. Islam and science, and the relationship between science and faith.
computer 99
Principle of 3D
English 99
Semester 3:
In this module, students will learn the systems and tools used in the creation of 3D content, including the implementation of complex textures, the implementation of sophisticated lighting and modeling techniques. Students will learn how to analyze and design images for a range of professional contexts. At the end of the module, the students will have developed the skills for designing and of realizing an environment in 3D using modeling applications, adopting professional workflows, demonstrating a practical understanding of the production pipeline of sophisticated lighting and modeling techniques.
Arabic 99
Objectives of health and safety in the work environment and ways to protect those present and those affected. Studying the most important and most prevalent hazards in various fields of work, distinguishing chemical and biological risks, falling from heights, physical hazards in the work environment, fire, electricity, and risks resulting from appropriateness, distinguishing the sources of risks and their effects on health and work safety, and methods of controlling risks to reduce the possibility of their occurrence and mitigate their consequences if they occur. Discussing the hierarchy of risk control, methods of selecting personal protective equipment, and applying first aid in cases of human injuries.
The national education course is one of the compulsory requirements for all students of the Jordanian community colleges and a vital extension of the philosophy of national education and education as one of the dimensions of the national strategy for higher education. The National Education course starts with a set of the Jordanian constitution and the national experience.
Semester 4:
Understanding the properties of different materials and how to build shading networks inside 3D software like Autodesk Maya and Epic Games-Unreal Engine. The students are going to learn how to assign textured maps to those materials and experiment how light effects those materials.
Starting with the principles of animation, the students are going to learn the pipeline of animation. Blocking out the sets and staging characters, then roughly posing them in key poses, and at the end polishing the final animation and getting it ready to be exported as. FBX files.
Character modeling
Basic Rigging
In this course, students will learn about different military departments’ roles and responsibilities. It will also help in developing integrity and patriotic loyalty to the country and the “Jordanian Military Institute” represented by the Arab Jordanian Army and its role in every aspect of life
Semester 5:
The students are going to be exploring with particle effects in both Autodesk Maya and the game engine to produce special effects such as water and fire, they are going to use compositing software such as Adobe After effect to render animated textures that can be then applied to in game assets.
Advanced Character Texturing
Students will further enhance their knowledge in production rendering to be able to create visually stunning pieces of work for their portfolio/show reel. At end of the module, students will be demonstrated both technical aptitude and individual style within advanced applications of rendering techniques.
This course introduces students to the nature of entrepreneurship as the vehicle for making money by creating wealth and producing goods and services for a profit. This course is designed to help students to realize their full potential by starting and growing their own businesses. Throughout the course, the students will learn the basics of creating and sustaining their own businesses. Students will also learn about themselves, their decisions, and their goals to determine how entrepreneurship can play a role in their lives.
The ability to animate 3D assets is an important requirement to enhance the interactivity of the game and to build a more interesting environment. In this class we are going to learn how to setup those 3D assets and add the required controls so the animators are going to use those controls later on to animate those assets.
Advanced Animation techniques
Semester 6:
This course covers Digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing applications developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation. It also functions as a very basic non-linear editor, audio editor, and media transcoder.
3D Layout , Previz
Field Training - ANM

Career Outcomes

What jobs will this course lead to?

  • Simulation Specialists
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Character Animator
  • Background Artist
  • Technical Director
  • Layout Designer
  • Texture Artist
  • Compositor/Editor
  • Modeler
  • Rigger

Course FAQs

All SAE courses focus on practical, hands-on delivery. The amount of practical time you experience during your study varies depending on your course. You will always have an opportunity to access campus resources and facilities outside of class times; during campus opening hours.

It can vary depending on the course. In most cases, lectures have an average of 15 students.

It’s a study requirement that students have their laptops (for after-school study). The laptop specifications and features can be sent to your email when requested.

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