ONLINE BFA VISUAL EFFECTS

Columbia College Hollywood offers classes on campuses in Los Angeles, Chicago, and online. If you want to explore a career in Visual Effects, we’re here for you.

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AVERAGE PROGRAM LENGTH

4 YEARS

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

192

Emphases

The BFA Visual Effects program provides the essential practical skills, experience, and knowledge you’ll need to create your own entrepreneurial career path. You can customize your education by selecting one of three Emphases that allow you to focus on the area that interests you.

Animation is the process of bringing digital characters, creatures and environments to life. When you choose the Animation emphasis, you’ll use 3D and 2D computer software and techniques, including acting, gesture, line of action, timing, and spacing to create visually appealing performances that come to life on the screen.

Career Paths

The Animation emphasis immerses you in the skills and theory you’ll need to build your career as an animator in a variety of industries, including entertainment, interactive entertainment, marketing, advertising, and education.

Depending on your interests, you’ll be equipped to enter the animation industry as a:

  • 3D Animator
  • Motion Design Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Previsualization Artist
  • Character Rigger
  • Motion Capture Artist
  • Digital 2D Animator

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Compositing is the art of combining filmmaking with computer graphics. When you choose the Compositing emphasis, you’ll use state of the art compositing software to add digital creatures, green screened actors, miniatures, entirely computer-generated imagery, or painted environments to live action scenes. In addition, you will learn the art of digital lighting, rendering, and motion capture.

Career Paths

The Compositing emphasis immerses you in the skills and theory you’ll need to build your career as a compositor in a variety of industries, including entertainment, interactive entertainment, marketing, advertising, and education.

Depending on your interests, you’ll be equipped to enter the animation industry as a:

  • Compositor
  • Camera Tracking/Match-moving Artist
  • Motion Design Artist
  • Dynamic Simulations Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Set Extension Artist
  • VFX Supervisor

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In the Modeling emphasis, you’ll specialize in creating organic creatures, characters, and sets as well as designing exact hard surface, architectural, and vehicular models. Using industry standard digital sculpting and 3d modeling software, you’ll create forms with clean & effective topology, carefully planned UV coordinates, and paint surface maps for 3d models for film, television, & video games.

Career Paths

The Modeling emphasis immerses you in the skills and theory you’ll need to build your career as a modeler specialist in a variety of industries, including entertainment, interactive entertainment, marketing, advertising, and education.

Depending on your interests, you’ll be equipped to enter the animation industry as a:

  • 3d Modeler
  • 3D Character & Creature Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Architectural Visualization Artist
  • 3D Generalist

 

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