B.F.A. in visual effects

Available at:  
- Atlanta
- Hong Kong
- Savannah

Foundation studies: 35 hours

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space
  • — Studio elective
  • — Studio elective

General education: 60 hours

  • ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I
  • ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II
  • ARTH 207 20th-century Art
  • CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications
  • COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas
  • ENGL 123 Composition
  • — ARLH or ARTH elective
  • — ARLH or ARTH elective
  • — ENGL elective
  • — General education elective*
  • — Mathematics/natural sciences elective*
  • — Social/behavioral sciences elective*

Major curriculum: 75 hours

  • TECH 316 Digital Lighting and Rendering †
  • VSFX 101 Survey of Visual Effects
  • VSFX 130 Visual Effects-based Cinematography
  • VSFX 160 Introduction to Visual Effects Programming
  • VSFX 210 Digital Visual Effects
  • VSFX 270 Compositing
  • VSFX 310 Matte Painting †
  • VSFX 319 Programming Models and Shaders I
  • VSFX 350 Procedural Modeling and Animation Techniques
  • VSFX 406 Concept Development for Visual Effects
  • VSFX 408 Visual Effects Studio I
  • VSFX 409 Professional Development for Visual Effects
  • VSFX 448 Visual Effects Studio II
  • — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MPRA, MUST, PREV, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective, or CLC 580
  • — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MPRA, MUST, PREV, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective
  • — ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MPRA, MUST, PREV, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective

Additional electives: 10 hours

  • — Free elective
  • — Free elective

Total course of study: 180 hours

* Consult the general education and mathematics competency requirements.
† Choose one of these two courses.
Consult your faculty adviser in selecting elective courses.
Course numbers and titles are subject to change.