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 in an environment which is continuously updated with new technology and software. You will work with industry-standard tools and techniques for creating a variety of special effects and motion graphics.
Our VFX program also includes courses in digital lighting, digital video and audio, and technical directing. Additionally, courses in animation and compositing will supplement your studies to provide a well-rounded understanding of the animation and VFX workflows.
This effects technical direction degree program has a solid STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) foundation. Your studies will include calculus, geometry, algebra, and physics, providing you with an understanding of the underlying fundamentals necessary to create state-of-the-art visual effects.
- Create compelling and immersive video content with Hollywood-like production values using our LightCraft Previzion System, the same visual effects system used in industry.
- Gain skills in entrepreneurship, business writing, and technical writing to become the well-rounded graduate that employers are seeking.
- Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate.
- Two degrees in five years: earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer graphics technology in only five years with a special plan of study.