The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts, area of study Visual Effects & Compositing program prepares students for a career in the digital media and design field. The knowledge gained in the Program will enable students to be successful in the design-making process, resulting in students who are capable of expressing their unique visual creativity through current technology.
The program starts with overview of the multimedia field with introductory courses in web design (HTML/CSS), animation (Maya®) and digital video editing (FinalCut Pro®) offering the students a full understanding of a platform in digital media field. The Visual Effects and Compositing program focuses on creating and integrating digital content applicable to post production editing, lighting / filming techniques, dynamic effects and compositing digital elements with live action, motion tracking, advanced rendering and lighting, and 3D/2D compositing.
Upon completion of the program students will be well equipped to solve complex compositing and digital effects problems and prepared to create professional artistic products, incorporating a wide range of tasks in post-production, compositing and digital effects areas.
Students must complete all course requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree: Graphic Design as well as Introduction to Multimedia courses of Term Four. In the second academic year, the students will specifically concentrate on disciplines of Visual Effects and Compositing. As is the case with the Associate Degree programs, a student is required to take 4 credits in each of four disciplines: Art, Mathematics / Science, Social Sciences / Humanities, and English / Language. Students may select from the below offerings. In no case, may the same credit be used for the Associate and the Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition, students will be enrolled in IPP200, Independent Portfolio Project (digital).
Students graduating from the program will enter the industry as post-production artists, performance capture editors, compositors, motion graphic designers, visual effects artists, and video editors.
Bachelor of Science General Education
Social Sciences/Humanities (two of)
English/Language (two of)
* Specific content transfer required or complete this course in residence.
Upon successful completion of all Associate of Applied Science Degree requirements, Terms 4 - 6, the required General Education Courses and portfolio, students will have completed 129 semester credit hours (2540 hours of instruction) and will be issued a Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts.
Platt College San Diego’s Professional Development Courses (PD) is designed for, but not limited to, professionals seeking to learn software, scripting or concepts that will enhance their knowledge in the Digital Media Design field.
It is very simple; Call 619-265-0107 and an admissions representative will be happy to assist you.
All courses require pre-requisite skills and will be interviewed and assessed by the as- signed instructor to make sure the student meets all of the prerequisites for the course, as well as to determine if the course will meet the expectations of the “PD stu- dent.” Please see designated course page for exact requirements.
Cash (Check, Credit Card, or Money Order also accepted) payment is due before enter- ing course. If course is not paid in full before course begins the “PD student” will be dropped from the course.
The “PD Student” will receive a certification of completion upon request. College credit, grade, transcript, diploma or an academic degree will not be issued.
The “PD student” will NOT receive an academic grade for course(s).
Regular attendance is expected of the student. More than a 20% absense rate in a course will result in the “PD student” being dropped from the course. Nevertheless, the instructors have the prerogative to permit less than the above stated number of ab- sences based on the specific requirements of the course.
Platt College San Diego is not responsible for placing the “PD student” into a job.
Enrollment in courses is subject to available seating.
An enrolled “PD student” can withdraw from the course without any penalty. The “PD student” will receive a full refund of any money paid if canceled prior to course begin- ning date or within the first seven days of enrollment. “Day” is defined as a calendar day.
Cancellation occurs when a “PD student” gives a written notice to the registrar of Platt College San Diego.
* The student is financially responsible for any distributed supplies. If returned in saleable condition the “PD student” will receive a full refund on each supply.
If “PD student” attends less than 60% of the course there will be a pro rata calcula- tion. No refund occurs if “PD student” attends more than 60% (15 course days) of the course.
Seamlessly combines visual effect imaginery with live footage for film/tv productions.
Converts 2D films into stereoscopic 3D films
Creates animated artwork for web, TV, and film
Clean up motion capture data, posing characters, editing timing, animation of secondary movements
Responsible for maintaining production databases and communicating with other production teams in the shot planning processes.
Produces media for video production, including 3D animations and graphics.
Reconstrucst unusable 3D footage by painting, cleanplates, and pipeline compositing techniques