SLCC General Catalog

Motion Graphics & Visual Effects CP

CTE Certificate of Proficiency
28 credits minimum

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Program Description

Students who elect to pursue a Certificate of Completion Motion Graphics & Visual Effects will prepare themselves for entry-level work in a related profession. Motion Graphics & Visual Effects technical artists find varied careers in the creation of digital 2D and 3D art and animation in the video game, film, broadcast, visual effects, mobile, and internet industries. Students will work to develop foundation drawing and design skills, apply animation principles in time based visualizations, and illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling. Students should choose electives and projects carefully to develop a working competency of both the arts and technologies involved in at least one specific area of the discipline. The certificate of completion is very technically rigorous and drawing intensive. It requires careful scheduling of classes to complete the program in the recommended times.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of program, students may qualify for work as assistants or junior technical artists in various media fields using motion graphics or post production visual effects.

Estimated Cost for Students

In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, animation students may expect to pay an estimated $500 for books and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this program.

NOTE
:  This Certificate of Proficiency if not eligible for financial aid.  However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program.  Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is three semesters.

Required Courses: (20 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1110

Foundation I Drawing

4

F, Sp

 

ART 1120

Design

3

A

 

ART 1620

Intro to Animation

2

F

 

ART 1660

Storyboarding

3

Sp

ART 1110, ART 1620

ART 1800

Digital Media Essentials

4

A

 

ART 1850

Portfolio/Career Prep

2

F, Sp

Two 2000 level courses in School of Arts Communications & New Media

ART 2470 Digital Video Prod 2 F, Sp ART 1800


Specialization (Complete 3 courses from one of the following tracks)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Motion Graphics

AER 1200

InDesign Software

3

A

 

ART 1230

Typography & Layout

3

A

 ART 1200 and ART 1120; Coreq: ART 1200 and/or ART 1120

ART 2620

Motion Graphics

2

F

ART 1620 and ART 1230

Visual Effects

ART 2630

Intro to 3D Modeling

3

F, Sp

ART 1800 or Instructor approval

ART 2640 Intro to 3D Animation 3 F, Sp ART 2630 and ART 1620, or Instructor approval
ART 2660 Visual Effects & Comp 3 F ART 2640

 

Sample Schedule

1st Semester Fall

Credits

2nd Semester Spring

Credits

ART 1110

4

ART 2470

2

ART 1620

2

ART 1120

3

ART 1800

4

ART 1660

3

ART 2630/1200

3

ART 2640/1230

3

Total

13

Total

11

3rd Semester Fall

Credits

 

 

ART 1850

2

 

 

ART 2660/2620

3/2

 

 

Total

4-5

 

 

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Demonstrate a competent application of foundation drawing and design skills.

1, 2, 4

  • Demonstrate a competent application of animation principles in a time based visualization.

1, 2, 3, 4

 

  • Illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling.

1, 2, 4, 5

  • Engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences.

1, 2, 4, 5

  • Exhibit a working competency of both the arts and technologies involved in at least one specific area of the discipline.

1, 2, 4

Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-3361

Visual Art & Design website

Academic Advisor
Cindy Clark
SC W138
801-957-3361

Academic Advisor
Gordon Stoors
SC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Professor
Rob Adamson
Sheila Chambers
Rick Graham 
Lana Gruendell

Associate Professor
Brent Budd
Kerry Gonzales
Whitney King Hyans
Neal Reiland
Ed Rosenberger

Assistant Professor
J. Chad Erekson
Terry Martin
Ed Rosenberger

Instructor
Jessica Curran
Andrew Wilson

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s):

Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor
Brandon Kowallis
Trudy Richardson