AMARILLO, TX – Amarillo College (AC) opened fall semester enrollment for its newly launched Visual Effects (VFX) program. This program is one of the college’s latest endeavors into a thriving industry where there is tremendous potential for students. It prepares students for success in the prestigious VFX industry featuring flexible online classes and trained industry instructors and mentors to guide students every step of the way.
Students enrolled in the program will learn everything from how to conceptualize and execute animation from idea to final render to an overview of how to plan for VFX in other facets of filmmaking. A certificate or associate of applied science degree in VFX from AC provides the experience necessary for careers such as VFX Digital Artist, CG Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, Director, Producer, and Studio Lead. AC’s VFX program courses prepare students to contribute to this in-demand industry in an accelerated curriculum at a lower cost than comparative programs.
Through a unique partnership with Semkhor Productions, a development and production company, courses will feature an immersive approach to VFX through access to industry experts and the opportunity to work on real-life productions. Students will also graduate with a professional demo reel and the ability to author and deliver custom advanced compositing and 3D digital animation workflow, including concept, texturing, modeling, rigging, animation, effects and simulations, plate prep, tracking, lighting, rendering, and compositing.