This 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.
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AIDMinimum Program Length: 3 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $3,771
- Must be 16 years of age.
- Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
- Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Enrollment Service.
At a GlanceContact: Karen Shacham, Department Chair
An introduction to 3D Animation software and component visualization. Students will be introduced to software and basic techniques to begin creating models and material for animation projects. Students will also be introduced to basic lighting and animation concepts so that they will be able to develop a complete animation using 3D software at the end of this course.
The course will teach students techniques in compositing video with visual effects which includes incorporating 3D elements and pre-keyed footage, applying digital lighting and shading techniques, and applying 3rd party plugins with the goal of creating realistic-looking visual effects.