Motion Designer/VFX Artist

In Motion Design and VFX, you need to bring a passion for learning technical software details, problem solving, and communicating a message to a target audience using creative visual elements, video, and stunning effects. This major will help you develop a strong foundation in motion design and visual effects by teaching you how to create targeted concepts for clients, how to animate them in After Effects, and how to add impressive effects to videos.

In this field, tools change at an incredible pace. Both a commitment to lifelong learning and the ability to adapt and work in different styles are important for success. Motion Designers & VFX Artists must be able to develop work according to design specifications and manage projects and tasks to meet deadlines. Analytical and problem-solving skills, self-motivation, a strong sense of ownership, attention to detail, and a disciplined approach to quality are all essential. In addition, because motion designers often work as a part of a team, strong communication skills are important.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Adobe Certified Professional:

  • Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Using Adobe After Effects

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Rockwell Information Technology

Total Hours Required

960

Length

  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance

Times

Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday - Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Courses

  • Design & Illustration Fundamentals 120 Hours
  • 2D Animation Fundamentals 120 Hours
  • 3D Animation Fundamentals 120 Hours
  • Motion Design Fundamentals 120 Hours
  • Creative Design & Concept Development 120 Hours
  • Advanced Motion Design 120 Hours
  • Motion Design Production 120 Hours
  • Capstone 120 Hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Professional: Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Professional: Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Professional: Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Using Adobe After Effects

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle, additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No Cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Professional: Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Professional: Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Professional: Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Using Adobe After Effects

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,112
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle, additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$2,127

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Professional: Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Professional: Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Professional: Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Using Adobe After Effects

Tuition & Fees

  • $4,224
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • One certification paid by Francis Tuttle, additional, optional certifications are available at student expense

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$4,239

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$10 - $20

per hour

Pass Rate

New Major

passing

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Film and/or television production companies, video game production, curriculum design, organizations with in-house support for graphic design, animation and character illustration, marketing firms, advertising departments, and internet-based businesses

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