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 and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Computer Graphics Technology/Effects Technical Direction include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
Catalog Term: 201710
120 Credit Hours to Graduate
“C-” or better required in all major courses