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Advanced Virtual Production (RVPA) Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 27.5
Term Effective: Fall 2024


The Advanced Virtual Production Certificate of Achievement, presented in collaboration with the Regional Virtual Production Academy (RPVA), is designed to equip students with the essential skills for pursuing entry-level careers in virtual production. Within this program, students will focus on a specific segment of the production pipeline and apply a comprehensive set of skills encompassing film production, computer graphics, visual effects, and game engines within real-time processes. Students are afforded the flexibility to choose courses from participating colleges in order to fulfill the requirements for this certificate. Completion of Virtual Production Fundamental Certificate is recommended for the Advanced Virtual Production Certificate of Achievement or have prior learning/experience.

The Advanced Virtual Production Certificate of Achievement is an RVPA program where some courses are available at SRJC or through one or more of the other five participating colleges. For those courses that are not offered at SRJC, visit to view alternative offerings both in-person and remote.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Evaluate and apply toolsets virtual production specializations
  2. Create a portfolio demonstrating knowledge of real-time production
  3. Demonstrate enhanced collaborative skills and the ability to engage in effective teamwork in a production environment

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Advanced Virtual Production (RVPA) Certificate program are:

  • Complete 27.5 units from
    • Advanced Virtual Production (RVPA) Certificate

Advanced Virtual Production (RVPA) Certificate - complete 27.50 units
CS 77.12Virtual Production 2 (RVPA)3.00
CS 42Introduction to Game Coding4.00
CS 81.41AProgramming Essentials in Python for Networking3.00
GD 60Creating the Professional Portfolio1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 16.00 units from the following:
Choose 16-17 units from one (1) of the Elective Specialization Groups below:
Elective Specialization Group: Modeling
APTECH 633D Animation: Modeling and Rigging4.00
APTECH 70Intermediate 3D Modeling and Animation (RVPA)3.00
APTECH 71Intermediate 3D Rigging (RVPA)3.00
APTECH 72Intermediate Textures for 3D (RVPA)3.00
APTECH 73Intermediate Digital Sculpting (RVPA)3.00
Elective Specialization Group: Film Production
MEDIA 21Intermediate Digital Filmmaking4.00
MEDIA 55Cinematography and Visual Storytelling (RVPA)3.00
MEDIA 19Multi-Camera Studio Production4.00
CS 74.33Introduction to Motion Graphics (RVPA)3.00
CS 74.22Digital Video Post-Production3.00
Elective Specialization Group: Animation
CS 75.12Introduction to Digital 2D Animation (RVPA)3.00
APTECH 643D Animation: Character Animation4.00
APTECH 74Performance Animation (RVPA)3.00
CS 74.33Introduction to Motion Graphics (RVPA)3.00
APTECH 753D Layout and Lighting (RVPA)3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2024

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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