Course Listing

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Courses


FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND150 Digital Color Theory
GWDA103 Digital Illustration
GWDB112 Typography - Traditional
GWDB332 Life Drawing
VFX110 History and Trends in Motion Graphics
VFX140 Writing for Motion Graphics
AUDB101 Fundamentals of Audio
DFVB103 Fundamentals of Video Production
FND135 Image Manipulation
MAAB111 Animation Principles
MAAB120 Perspective Drawing
MAAB202 Character & Object Design
MAAB213 3D Modeling
MAAB222 Storyboarding & Animatics
VFX150 Introduction to Broadcast Graphics
MAAB223 Hard Surface & Organic Modeling
MAAB232 3D Animation
MAAB243 Materials and Lighting
MAAB303 3D Character Rigging
VFX260 Applied Graphics for Digital Filmmaking and Video
VFX325 Intermediate Compositing for Broadcast Graphics
VFX350 Advanced Compositing for Broadcast Graphics
VFX470 Portfolio Foundations
VFX480 Portfolio I
VFX490 Portfolio II


MT112 or MT113 College Geometry or Ideas of Mathematics
EN101 English I
EN102 English II
HA221 Art History I: Art of the Ancient World
HA222 Art History II: Art of the Medieval and Renaissance
HA223 Art History III: Art of the Contemporary World
COM105 Public Speaking
HA305 History of Contemporary Art: 1945 to Present
HU305 Critical Thinking
PS101 Introduction to Psychology

Total credits required to graduate: 120

Program Electives


Five Program Elective courses


One General Education Elective
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Note: The Art Institute of Tennessee 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.