Digital Communication - Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Specialization Certificate Level 1

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Digital Communication - Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Specialization - Certificate Level 1

The Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Specialization program uses a variety of media such as sound, text, graphics, video, and animation to communicate information in an interactive computer environment. The program prepares students for employment in the fields of advertising, video, animation, marketing presentations, simulations, and interactive software development.


Semester 1
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I (Photoshop) 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
ARTC 1309 Basic Illustration 3
Semester 2
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I (Capstone) 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
Semester 3


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 18

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Gainful Employment

Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $1,656* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.