Students will design creative solutions using industry-standard software. In addition to General Education requirements, study will take place at three levels: core foundational design training, concentrated study in graphic design, and software-based and/or topic based study in specialized areas. Technical software training is done partly online with leading industry partners. This can be self-paced, allowing students to review lessons and establish the self-directed, life-long learner skills that the continually changing industry requires. This learning model also allows for greater focus on development of creative, conceptual skills and team collaboration skills in the classroom. Early advising is strongly recommended for this program.
Students are required to maintain a final grade of 2.0 (75%) in each VCT foundational course in order to progress to the next class. If you receive a grade below 2.0, you will be required to either retake the class or pursue an advisor’s waiver.
Degree Specialization Requirements (12-16 Credits)
Includes self-paced, online technical training component
Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits of specialization coursework. Specialization courses consist of three parts: seminar, collaborative lab sessions, and online specialized software training and/or topic-based training with online industry training partners. A Faculty/Student Advising session is required for placement into this set of courses
Examples of Specialization Software Training:
Examples of Topic-Based Training
Storyboarding, Matte Painting, Matchmoving, Digital Art, Event Design, Packaging, Interface Design, Effects, Compositing, Modeling, Digital Printing, Character Rigging, Project Management, etc
Choose 3-4 of the following courses:
Design Studio/Portfolio: VCT 205 , VCT 206 , VCT 207 **
AdobeCS Studio/Portfolio: VCT 215 , VCT 216 , VCT 217 **
Interactive Studio/Portfolio: VCT 225 , VCT 226 , VCT 227 **
Autodesk Studio/Portfolio: VCT 235 , VCT 236 , VCT 237 **
Video Studio/Portfolio: VCT 245 , VCT 246 , VCT 247 **
** Includes self-paced, online technical training component.
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________