Request Brochure Chat Now
Gainful Employment Data
CALL US: 1.888.624.0300
MENU

Request Brochure

Special Effects

Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh can help you prepare for it.

Program Overview

The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program helps you to learn how to use your creativity to produce attention-grabbing communication design for film, television, and the Web. Visual effects are responsible for movie trailers, opening film credits, television commercials, animated network identities, and short promos. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as production assistant, assistant designer, visual effect specialist, or broadcast design assistant.
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

News and events

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Culinary Student One Step Closer to ‘Almost Famous’ The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Culinary Student One Step Closer to ‘Almost Famous’

(PITTSBURGH, PA January 2016) – The Art Institute of Pittsburgh student Vince Brady (Associate of Science in Culinary Arts degree program) is headed to the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition finals.

Brady secured a spot after outcooking seven other culinary students at the recent central regional contest in Chicago. His winning dish was Crispy Skinned Duck Breast and Braised Duck Ravioli with Sautéed Winter Root Vegetable and Beet Silk.

The finals will take place March 11-14 in Napa Valley. The winner of the three-day competition will get a one-year apprenticeship “under a reputable chef,” according to competition organizers.

Brady was mentored by Ai Pittsburgh Chef Joe Bello, who noted the student’s “creative spark.” “Vince had some great competition with fellow young chefs, but he remained calm and professional through it all,” Bello said. “He was a hard worker dedicated to perfection and spent countless hours detailing his plate. Working with Vince was fantastic. His energetic creativity was a pleasure to coach.”

Brady was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can read the article and get his recipe here.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/35 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


Read more...
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Chair Provides Insight on Design Trends for the Tribune-Review The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Chair Provides Insight on Design Trends for the Tribune-Review

(Pittsburgh, November 2015)  Kelly Spewock, Academic Department Chair for Interior Design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh was featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review this weekend.  She provided insight on current interior design trends and how designers can assist clients in creating areas in their homes to support their daily activities.

A link to the article is below.

http://triblive.com/business/realestate/9468949-74/design-interior-space#axzz3stCaZXFX


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA  15219-1301© 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/49 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


Read more...
The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


Read more...
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Students Compete in ACF Competition The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Students Compete in ACF Competition

(Pittsburgh, October 2015)  On October 26, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh hosted a meeting of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and held a student competition.  The competition, “Anything Goes,” asked entrants to prepare a vegan entrée. Two students at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh entered and placed.

Vincent Brady, a student in the Associate of Science in Culinary Arts degree program placed first with his cauliflower steak, and Cora Groom, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management degree program took third place ribbon for her Vegan Curry with Fall Vegetables. 

For more information on the meeting, visit: https://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Membership/Join/ACFI_Join/ACF/Membership/Join/ACFI_JOIN.aspx?ChapterChoice=PA061 

Below is a link to the ACF Facebook page which has photos from the event.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.962633417129436.1073741835.670478323011615&type=3


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA  15219-1301© 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


Read more...

Program Description

The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program offers students the opportunity to acquire skills in an exciting specialization that focuses on communication arts for film, television, multimedia, the Web, and a variety of digital platforms of distribution. By combining graphic design, filmmaking, animation, and sound, graduates will be qualified to create attention-grabbing visuals that inform, entertain, and support the aesthetics of a variety of digital fields. A visual effects and motion graphics designer combines a variety of skills including typography, color, layout, and design principles with audio, video, and the latest computer software technologies.

The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program will provide students with the knowledge to use digital compositing to create layered and textural landscapes. Students will learn how to build a commercially effective seamless presentation through the integration of live-action footage, programming clips, graphic elements, and sound.

Students will acquire knowledge about the stages of the production process and learn how to be part of a creative team. Start-to-finish projects enable students to learn important conceptualization and execution skills. In the final quarters of the program, students will be able to choose an area of specialization targeting their career goals. Each graduate will create a portfolio reel of their best work.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics will prepare graduates to seek entry-level positions as motion graphics artists, motion graphics designers, special effects designers, animation designers, multimedia artists, multimedia producers, digital artists, graphic artists, tracking artists, colorists, roto artists, motion designers, visual effects artists, designers, and videographers.

The mission of the Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science degree program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the film industry, television, special effects, computer graphics, animation, corporate post-production, multimedia arts, and other related fields, using diverse media platforms of distribution, by providing for a solid foundation in the principles of art, design, professional skills, and technical knowledge essential for their success.
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
Students at computer

Your education just got more affordable

Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

Next steps

Visit our school: Schedule an appointment

There’s nothing like seeing our creative community for yourself. Meet our faculty, learn more about the technology you’ll use, and get acquainted with our support staff, including Career Services. You can either attend Open House or arrange for a personal tour.

Admissions

We’re here to guide you step-by-step through the process.

Connect with us

We realize you have questions (that’s good) because your education is a major investment. We’ll talk about your interests, and what program is a good fit for you. And our Financial Aid staff can help you review your options, including merit- and need-based scholarships, and will help you navigate the process. Contact us to get moving on your tomorrow.

Gainful Employment Information for this program