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Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science

The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University 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

Program Description

The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program is designed to emphasize motion graphics and visual effects compositing by providing skills drawn from the fields of photography, graphic design, compositing, video, film, audio and animation. With a curriculum that emphasizes actual job skills needed in the field, graduates of this program will be prepared to seek entry-level positions in feature film, corporate communication, television, video production, e-business, and other media outlets.

Program Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:
• Apply visual effects and motion graphics skills to meet the needs of corporate communication, television, motion picture, video production, e-business, and other media outlets.
• Draw from the fields of photography, graphic design, compositing, video, film, audio and animation to create visual effects and motion graphics.
• Edit and assemble visual effects and/or motion graphics for television, movies or the Web.
• Create opening titles for feature films and television shows.
• Create station or network identification logos and bumpers.
• Design graphics that use type, color and brand elements.

Graduation Requirements
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, students must: receive a passing grade or credit for all required coursework; earn a minimum of 180 quarter credits; achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; meet portfolio or other requirements as outlined by the program; and satisfy all financial obligations to The Art Institute.
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

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