Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

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

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Program Courses


ART101 Principles of Visual Communication
ART102 Color Theory
ART122 Visual Thinking
ART141 Basic Photographic Techniques
CS114 Logical Thought & Programming
DFV131 Introduction to Audio
DFV141 Introduction to Video Production
DFV212 Introduction to Editing
DFV223 Intermediate Camera & Lighting Techniques
DFV255 Story Development & Ideation
GA131 3D Modeling & Animation I
GA132 3D Modeling & Animation II
GA262 Lighting & Texture I
GD121 Introduction to Computer Graphics
GD123 Typography I
MA136 Image Manipulation
MA252 Storyboard
MA266 Intermediate 3D Modeling
VEMG121 Introduction to Visual Effects
VEMG221 Intermediate Visual Effects
Lower Division Program Elective(s), totaling 9 credits
Lower Division Required Credits 69


DFV331 Motion & Broadcast Graphics I
GA306 Scripting for 3D Tools
GA411 Digital Matte Painting
MA336 Image Manipulation & Compositing
MA391 Character Setup
VEMG310 Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Internship
VEMG321 Advanced Visual Effects I
VEMG361 3D Effects I
VEMG365 3D Motion Graphics
VEMG377 Foundation Portfolio
VEMG381 Production Studio I
VEMG421 Advanced Visual Effects II
VEMG427 Digital Portfolio
VEMG431 Motion & Broadcast Graphics II
VEMG461 3D Effects II
VEMG481 Production Studio II
Upper Division Program Elective(s), totaling 9 credits
Upper Division Required Credits 57
Program Field Credits 126


ART204 Ancient to Gothic History: Objects, Art & Artifacts
ART205 Rise of Artistic Individuality
ART206 Revolution: The Roots of 19th & 20th Century Art
CS105 Internet Concepts
HST306 History of Media & Technology I
HST307 History of Media & Technology II
HUM101 Design Foundations
ICOR490 Senior Seminar
MTH104 College Mathematics
WR121 English Composition I
WR125 Argumentation & Research
WR126 Writing & the Literary Arts
Laboratory Science Elective
Liberal Arts Electives, totaling 9 credits
Natural Science Elective(s), totaling 6 credits
Liberal Arts Required Credits 54

Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Portland 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.