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School of Animation & Visual Effects

MFA ANM - Visual Effects

First Year - 24.0 Units

First Semester 12.0 Units

  • MPT_625: MS: Editing Concepts
    [Major]
  • GLA_622: History & Techniques of VFX
    [Graduate Liberal Arts: Art Historical Awareness category]
  • ANM_615: MS: Modeling & Animation for VFX
    [Major]
  • ANM_604: MS: VFX: Cinematography
    [Major]

Second Semester 12.0 Units

  • ANM_642: MS: Production Compositing Principles
    [Major]
  • ANM_629: MS: Fundamentals of Texturing & Lighting
    [Major]
  • (ANM_650: MS: Matchmoving, ANM_651: MS: Rotoscoping, OR ANM_699: MS: Special Topics)
    [Major] (for Lighters and Texture/ Matte Painters) [Major] (for Compositors) [Major] **Take ANM 699 MS: Dynamics 1: Particles (for Effects Technical Artists)
  • GLA_***:
    [Major designated Graduate Liberal Arts]

Second Year - 21.0 Units

Third Semester 9.0 Units

  • ANM_670: MS: Preproduction
    [Major] **Must be taken in semester prior to the Midpoint Review
  • (ANM_640: MS: Advanced Texturing & Lighting, ANM_650: MS: Matchmoving, ANM_631: MS: Matte Painting, OR ANM_699: MS: Special Topics)
    [Major] (for Lighters) [Major] (for Compositors) [Major] (for Texture / Matte Painters) [Major] **Take ANM 699 MS: Dynamics 2: Fluids (for Effects Technical Artists)
  • (ANM_630: MS: Node-Based Compositing 1, OR ANM_655: MS: Scripting)
    [Major] (for Lighters, Compositors, Texture/ Matte Painters) [Major] (for Effects Technical Artists)

Fourth Semester 12.0 Units

  • ***_***:
    [Elective By Advisement Course]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • GLA_617: Mythology for the Modern World
    [Graduate Liberal Arts: Cross Cultural Understanding category]

Third Year - 18.0 Units

Fifth Semester 9.0 Units

  • ***_***:
    [Elective By Advisement Course]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]

Sixth Semester 9.0 Units

  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • ANM_800: MS: Directed Study
    [Directed Study]
  • GLA_670: Professional Practices for Animation, VFX, & Games
    [Graduate Liberal Arts: Professional Practices category]