Visual Effects (VFX) For Stage and Screen Certificate

This program is INACTIVE

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Faculty Contact
Thomas Berryman: 313-317-1511,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-139

Program Description


Prepares students for a variety of entry-level jobs in the areas of visual effects, digital compositing, green screen, and motion capture.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Create a composite using at least 4 elements/layers.
  2. Create a 3D stereo live action clip.
  3. Create a 3D stereo CGI clip from stock materials.
  4. Place and set body markers.
  5. Capture body data.
  6. Clean marker data.
  7. Edit marker data.
  8. Create a body Motion Capture of at least 2 minutes in length mapped to a character in Motion Builder.
Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities, as established by the Visual Effects Society (Industry Standard), are accessible with the skills developed in the VFX Certificate. Examples include:

  • Visual Effects Assistant Coordinator
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant or Production Associate
  • Visual Effects Editor or Assistant Editor
  • Visual Effects Previs Lead or Editor
  • Visual Effects Previs Sound Editor
  • Visual Effects Data Coordinator
  • Character Rigging Artist
  • Rigging Artist
  • Dustbuster

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.