B.F.A. in visual effects

Available at:  
- Atlanta
- Hong Kong
- Savannah

Foundation studies: 35 hours

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

General education: 60 hours

  • COMM 105 Speaking of Ideas
  • CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications
  • CTXT 121 Visual Culture in Context: Caves to Cathedrals
  • CTXT 122 Visual Culture in Context: Age of Exploration to Postmodernity
  • ENGL 123 Ink to Ideas: Critical Concepts in Literature and Writing
  • ARTH 207 20th-century Art
  • 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

  • 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
  • Select one of these two courses:

  • VSFX 310 Matte Painting
  • TECH 316 Digital Lighting and Rendering
  • 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, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective or CLC 580 Collaboration
  • ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective
  • ANIM, CHAR, DANC, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, MUST, PERF, PREV, PROD, SDGM, SNDS, SOEA, TECH, TELE, THED or VSFX elective

Additional electives: 10 hours

  • Free elective
  • Free elective

Total course of study: 180 hours