Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

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

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Traditional Art Skills: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use traditional design skills in the production of digital art projects.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an applied technical knowledge of compositing, effects, animation tools and software according to current industry standards.
  • Graduates will demonstrate professionalism through the creation and presentation of a demo-reel and self-promotion package, according to current industry standards.
  • 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.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, plan, execute, and deliver quality visual effects and motion graphic projects.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to work on team-based projects.

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Program Courses

Program Courses

AUDA101 Fundamentals of Audio
CC420 Internship -or- Program Elective III
DFVA111 Principles of Cinematography
FND250 Intellectual Property Law
FNDA105 Design Fundamentals
FNDA120 Perspective Drawing
FNDA135 Image Manipulation
FNDA150 Digital Color Theory
G224 Design Principles
MAAA243 Material & Lighting
MAAA313 Advanced Lighting & Texturing
VE112 Introduction to Visual Effects
VE121 3D Design
VE131 Maps, Mattes and Masks
VE141 Broadcast Typography
VE222 Motion Graphics
VE231 Lighting for Visual Effects
VE241 Video for Visual Effects
VE242 3D Modeling and Animation
VE251 Intermediate Visual Effects I
VE252 3D Modeling and Animation Techniques II
VE261 Intermediate Visual Effects II
VE264 Editing for Visual Effects I
VE265 Intermediate Motion Graphics
VE371 Advanced Visual Effects I
VE372 Video for Visual Effects II
VE381 Advanced Visual Effects II
VE382 3D Effects
VE384 Editing for Visual Effects II
VE391 Production Studio I
VE392 Post-Production Management
VE393 Interactive Visual Design
VE401 Production Studio II
VE403 Advanced Motion Graphics
VE410 Senior Project for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
VE411 Portfolio Development
VE421 Portfolio Presentation
VE422 Conceptual Storytelling

Two Program Elective Courses

Total credits required to graduate: 180

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Note: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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.