Skip to Navigation
    Purdue University
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Effects Technical Direction, BS


Return to Undergraduate & Graduate Programs Return to: Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

About the Program

In the animation and visual effects (VFX) industries, an effects technical director is responsible for creating simulations for a variety of natural phenomena. Whenever a movie needs digital simulations of large-scale destructions, fluids, dust, or even steam coming off of a cup of coffee, the effects technical director is responsible for making it happen.

An effects technical director is a combination of programmer and artist. You will take classes focused on fire, destruction, smoke, particles, and fluids, as well as the math and physics courses that provide the underlying fundamentals. You will work with industry-standard tools and techniques for creating a variety of effects.

Effects Technical Direction Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (47 credits)


Major Selectives* (3 credits)


  • CGT VFX/Animation Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (70 credits)


Electives (3 credits)


Intercultural Requirement


  • Complete Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Pre and Post Tests
  • Complete Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) Pre and Post Tests
  • Complete Intercultural Knowledge and Effectiveness (IKE)
  • Complete CGT Global Course, Faculty Lead Study Abroad, International Internship, or International Capstone/Collaborative Project

Humanities Requirement


Complete 1 of the following:

  • Participation in Computational Arts Circle
  • Complete courses within major that have Humanities Integrated into their assignments
  • Complete course within major that have partnered with Humanities Professor
  • Complete 2 additional Humanities Courses which would complete the Cornerstone Requirement

Professional Requirement


Complete 1 of the following

  • Complete Internship
  • Complete Co-op
  • Employment during the academic year related to Major Field of Study
  • Complete an in-class internship-like experience created by Major Field of Study
  • Student Proposed Alternative:  must be commensurate with the expectations of Professional Requirement related to Major Field of Study

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Degree Requirements


For additional course listings click here .

Program Requirements


17 Credits


14 Credits


16 Credits


14 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


17 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12 Credits


Notes


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all CGT courses.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three (3) times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student’s transcript including, but not limited to A,B,C,D,E,F,W,WF,I and IF

32 credit hours of 30000 or 40000 level Purdue courses for graduation.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Return to Undergraduate & Graduate Programs Return to: Undergraduate & Graduate Programs