• Learn and practice the fundamentals of art, animation design, and visual effects (VFX)

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Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor of Applied Science

Overview

Program Overview

The Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor's Degree program focuses on the foundations of visual effects, designed to get the student into the field in as few is 32 months.

 

Degree Progression

Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements.

Freshman Year: Mathematical Concepts, Drawing Bootcamp, Design Basics, Media Sound & Visual 1

Sophomore Year: Concept & Imaging, Compositing 1, 3D Modeling 1, Concept Art, Introduction to Animation

Junior Year: Current Industry Techniques, Dynamic Effects, Motion Studies, Character Rigging, Creative Pre-Production

Senior Year: Animation Body Mechanics, Facial Animation & Lip Sync, Live Action Compositing, Reel Production, Popular Culture

Bachelor's of Applied Science students will be required to complete 36 credits of General Education classes including: Communications & Critical Thinking, Mathematical Concepts, American History, Creative Writing, and more.

 

QUALIFICATION
Bachelor's of Applied Science Degree in Animation & Visual Effects

  • Emeryville, CA

Skills

Technical and Professional Skills

  • Motion Capture
  • Texture and Lighting
  • Storyboarding
  • 2D Animation
  • Video Editing
  • Compositing
  • Live Action Film
  • Visual Effects
  • Commercials/Advertising
  • Architectural/Interior Visualization
  • Previsualization
  • Science and Medical Simulation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Forensic Visualization
  • Concept Art
  • Professional Life Skills

Your learning experience

  • A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design.
  • Work with artists, designers, web, mobile and games developers, film makers, and animators.
  • Build your knowledge and skills on, and have access to, industry standard equipment.
  • Be part of a team that nurtures your talents, and encourages you to reach your learning potential.
  • Practical training in digital video, audio, and design paired with guided development such as critical thinking, résumé writing, and job interview practice.
  • Create a series of projects and assets throughout the program specially developed to demonstrate knowledge to prospective employers.

Careers

Career Options

  • Compositor
  • Rotoscope Artist
  • Rotoscope Technician
  • Matchmove Technician
  • Lighting Artist
  • Look Development Artist
  • Effects Arts
  • 3D Artist
  • 3D Modeler
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Hard Surface Modeler
  • Environment Artist
  • Render Wrangler/Manager
  • CG Artist
  • Character Rigger
  • Technical Director
  • Texture Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Shading Artist
  • Animator
  • Motion Capture Technician
  • Level Designer
  • Quality Assurance
  • Production Assistant

Key facts

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  • COURSE TYPE:

    Bachelor

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see our Admissions section.

Fees and Payments

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