The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts Program, with an area of study in Visual Effects & Compositing, 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 an overview of the digital media field with introductory courses in web design (HTML/CSS), video production and 3D animation enabling them to gain a full understanding of platforms in the digital media field.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts Program, with an area of study in Visual Effects & Compositing, 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 Digital Media 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 PP200, Portfolio Project.
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.