Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

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Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
Bachelor of Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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Basic Skills: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use traditional design skills in the production of digital art projects.

Technical Skills:
Graduates will demonstrate an applied technical knowledge of compositing, effects, animation tools and software according to current industry standards.

Professionalism: Graduates will demonstrate professionalism through the creation and presentation of a demo-reel and self-promotion package, according to current industry standards.

Communication Skills: Graduates will apply visual effects and motion graphics skills to meet the needs of corporate communication, television, motion picture, video production, and other media outlets.

Concept Skills:
Graduates will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, plan, execute, and deliver quality visual effects and motion graphics projects.

Teamwork and Collaboration: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to work on team-based projects.

Program Courses


ART1201C Design Basics
ART1211C Electronic Color Application
ART1300C Drawing and Perspective
ART2623C Introduction to 3D Modeling
ART2624C Modeling and Animation
ART2626C Motion/Lighting/Texture Mapping
DIG1021 Introduction to Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
DIG2340C Painting and Rotoscoping
DIG3114C Broadcast Graphics II: Compositing
DIG3307C VFX Fundamentals
DIG3343C Broadcast Graphics I: Animated Text & Logo Design
DIG3344C Keying and Color Correcting
DIG3345C CGI and Compositing
DIG3346C Motion Tracking
DIG3356C Matte Painting
DIG3392C Three-Dimensional Effects
DIG3394C Motion Graphics: Advanced Compositing
DIG3542C Animatics & Previsualization
DIG4951C Visual Effects Portfolio Preparation
DIG4952C Visual Effects Portfolio Development
DIG4958C Visual Effects Portfolio Presentation
FIL1104C Scripting/Storyboarding
FIL1552C Fundamentals of Editing
FIL2553C Nonlinear Editing
GRA1762C Maps, Mattes, Masks
GRA1852C Computer Graphics
GRA1853C Typography
GRA2199C Signs, Symbols, & Cyphers
GRA2412 Media Law
GRA3521C Creative Web Development
MAN4801 Entrepreneurship
PGY1401C Photography Techniques for Graphic Design
PGY2803C Digital Imaging
RTV1100 Scriptwriting
RTV1224C Principles of Lighting
RTV1241C Introduction to Video Production
RTV4227C Team Media Production
SLS3355 Professional Development
SLS4943 Internship – Bachelor


ARH2000 Art Appreciation
THE2000 or Theater Appreciation
BSC1001 Fundamentals of Biological Science
ISC1004 or Fundamentals of Physical Science
MET1001 or Weather and Climate
OCB1010 or Marine Biology
OCE2001 or Oceanography
CGS1160C Computer Science
CLP1006 Psychology of Personal Effectiveness
COM1041 Interpersonal Communication
COM1442 or Team Effectiveness
ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENC1101 English Composition
ENC1102 Introduction to Literature
LIT1020 or The Short Story
LIT3132 or Arthurian literature
LIT3326 or Fairytales and Archetypes
ENC1145 Topics for Composition
FIL2000 Film Appreciation
MGF1211 General College Math
MAC1105 or College Algebra
MAD1104 or Discrete Math
PHI3800 Principles of Aesthetics
PHY2020 Foundations of Physics
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology
SYG2000 or Introduction to Sociology
SPC1608 Principles of Public Speaking

Three General Education Elective Courses

Credits Required 117

Credits Required 54


Program Electives


Three Program Elective Courses

Credits Required 9
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Note: The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.