Visual Effects Employment Concentration

Visual effects artists and technicians employ compositing, motion graphics, video editing, 3D animation, texture and lighting, modeling, rendering, and motion capture to make corporate, commercial, and film industry projects stand out with well-integrated special effects.


Design Your Future!

Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
Video Production I (formerly Digital Video Design I)
or Video Production I
Spring Semester 1
DIG-572 3D Animation (formerly DIG-170) 3
Motion Graphics
or Virtual Reality (formerly DIG-194)
Fall Semester 2
DIG-575 Animation Production (formerly DIG-175) 3
 Total Units12
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
DIG-190/AUD-180Video Production I (formerly Digital Video Design I)3
DIG-570Motion Graphics3
DIG-5723D Animation (formerly DIG-170)3
DIG-574Virtual Reality (formerly DIG-194)3
or DIG-592 Digital Video Design II (formerly DIG-191)
DIG-575Animation Production (formerly DIG-175)3
Total Units15

Discover information about careers that interest you!

  1. Take a Career Quiz to learn about yourself and receive career suggestions based on your interests. 
  2. Search available in-demand jobs in your career areas of interest and find up-to-date salaries and education requirements. 
  3. Find the MSJC Program that connects your interests to a career.

Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.