School of Animation & Visual Effects Home Degrees AA Degree BFA Degree MFA Degree

Certificate

Online Program Faculty Facilities News & Success Stories Spring Show School Blog Gainful Employment Information
Disclosures About WASC Accreditation

School of Animation & Visual Effects

Certificate in Animation & Visual Effects

The four year certificate program provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Animation & Visual Effects. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Animation & Visual Effects. Students take electives and art history courses to round out their experience. Unlike the BFA program, students pursuing the Certificate program do not take liberal arts coursework.

Degree Breakdowns & Requirements: Certificate Graduation Plan

Certificate in Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements

Major Coursework
          Core 36 units
          Major 42 units
+By Advisement 24 units
+Art Electives 12 units
+Art History 6 units
TOTAL 120 units

Animation & Visual Effects Certificate Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- in all major coursework
Sample Graduation Plan
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
FALL Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major
__________
12 units
Major
Major
Major
By Advisement
__________
12 units
Major
Major
By Advisement
Elective
__________
12 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major
Major
Major
By Advisement
__________
12 units
Major
Major
By Advisement
By Advisement
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major
Major
Elective
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER By Advisement
Art History
__________
6 units
By Advisement
Art History
__________
6 units
Major
By Advisement
__________
6 units
Elective
Elective
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 30 units 30 units 30 units
  120 Unit Certificate
NOTES
  • Students are advised to meet with a Student Services Advisor to map an individualized graduation plan
  • Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall or Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units in Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
  • A maximum of 1 course may be taken in intersessions
Academy of Art University - School of Animation & Visual Effects
Academy News » Watch President Elisa Stephens’ Interview with The Balancing Act » Motion Picture and Television Student’s Passionate Film Wins Hartman Foundation Award » Online Motion Pictures & Television Student Interviewed by MovieMaker Magazine