Visual Effects Technician

About this Major

This course is designed to teach you the unique skills that set you apart, whether in college programs or the professional world. Students develop creative portfolios to showcase their work.

This is a prerequisite course for all career majors offered within the Animation program.

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. Animators and illustrators 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 animators and illustrators often work as a part of a team, strong communication skills are important.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Adobe Certified Associate in the following areas:

  • Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Multiplatform Animations using Adobe Animate CC

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Rockwell Information Technology

Total Hours Required

600

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.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Visual Illustration Tools/App 120 hours
  • Digital Animation 120 hours
  • Applied Principles of Animation 120 hours
  • Motion Graphics & Visual Effects 120 hours
  • Professional Enhancement/Capstone Project 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication Using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Graphic Designer & Illustration Using Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Multiplatform Animations using Animate CC

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 Associate: Visual Communication Using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Graphic Design & Illustration Using Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Multiplatform Animations using Animate CC

Tuition & Fees

  • $1,320
  • 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

$1,335

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication Using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Graphic Design & Illustration Using Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate: Multiplatform Animations using Animate CC

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,640
  • 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

$2,655

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$10 - $20

per hour

Pass Rate

81%

passing

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

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

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