San Francisco, Calif. - The Art Institute of California - San Francisco has announced a new program, starting in summer 2007: Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, bachelor’s degree.
In the Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, students will learn skills in a new specialization that focuses on communication arts for film, television, and the Web.
By combining graphic design, filmmaking, animation, and sound, graduates of this program will be qualified for entry-level positions as digital image specialists who work in all areas of television and film production, for broadcast, cable, theatrical film, advertising, marketing, and education.
An education in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics will provide students with skills in using digital compositing to create layered, textural landscapes. Students will learn how to build a seamless presentation through the integration of live action footage, programming clips, graphic elements, and sound. Students will take courses in the areas of Graphic Design, Animation, Digital Audio, Digital Video, Postproduction, Broadcast Graphics, and Compositing.
“The Art Institute of California - San Francisco is committed to providing creative programs that cater to the market’s demands. We are delighted to offer this new specialization focusing on communication arts for film, television, and the Web. Given the rapid expansion of online animation and video production, we believe a bachelor’s in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics will provide skilled graduates to work in this exciting career field,” says James Campbell, president of The Art Institute of California - San Francisco.
Graduates with a bachelor’s in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program will be prepared for entry-level positions in film and online film/video, video postproduction, television shows, and broadcast and cable television among others.
The bachelor’s program lasts 12 quarters (four academic years) and contains 192 credits.