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Virtual Production Fundamentals Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 22
Term Effective: Fall 2023


The Virtual Production Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry-level careers in virtual production. Students will apply skills from film production, computer graphics, digital imaging, visual effects and game engines to the virtual production process. Courses in this program may also be offered through partnering colleges. For more information on this collaborative program at all six participating colleges, please visit

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze, describe, and apply the fundamental technology requirements of the virtual production workflow.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with film production and selected game engines, 3D computer graphics, and visual effects.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work on a production team and take responsibility for one's role.
  4. Create a project using the virtual production process.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Virtual Production Fundamentals Certificate program are:

  • Complete 22 units from
    • Virtual Production Fundamentals Core Courses
    • Virtual Production Fundamentals Elective Courses

Virtual Production Fundamentals Core Courses - complete 19.00 units
CS 77.11Introduction to Virtual Production3.00
CS 42Introduction to Game Coding4.00
CS 70.11AAdobe Photoshop 13.00
APTECH 43Computer Modeling and Animation with 3ds Max3.00
APTECH 1623D Animation: Visual Effects and Compositing2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
JOUR 5Non-Fiction Digital StoryTelling4.00
MEDIA 20Introduction to Digital Filmmaking4.00
Virtual Production Fundamentals Elective Courses - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CS 74.22Digital Video Post-Production3.00
CS 74.11Introduction to Digital Media3.00
APTECH 633D Animation: Modeling and Rigging4.00

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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