2020-2021 College Catalog

Visual Effects Artist TCC

Visual Effects Artist TCC (Major Code: VEA1)

Program Description

The Visual Effects Artist program is an introduction to the software used to create motion graphics, visual effects, as well as 2D and 3D elements used in post-production. Students will learn basic Adobe Photoshop and Blender, and advanced Adobe after Effects with an emphasis on creating material that integrates 2D and 3D design elements, as well as visual effects, with live footage. Students also learn to shoot and key green screen footage, then replace the background with set extensions. The classes within the certificate program also apply toward the degree and diploma program.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Karen Shacham

Director, Design and Media Production

Academic Building C1110V



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 Terms

Credit Hours: 23

Estimated Program Cost: $3,426

Course Outline


Occupational Courses (24 Credits)

DMPT 1055Intro to Media Technology


DMPT 1010Raster Imaging


DMPT 2400Basic 3D Modeling & Animation


DMPT 2605Intro Video Composting&Broadca


DMPT 2610VideoComposting&Broadcast Ani.


DMPT 2650Visual Effects


Total Credit Hours: 25


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to create and animate motion graphics.
2. The graduate will be able to apply digital lighting, shadowing, and third party plugins to create realistic looking visual effects.