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Virtual Production (RVPA) (AA) Computer Studies Total Units: 32.5
Term Effective: Fall 2024


The Associate Degree in Virtual Production, presented in collaboration with the Regional Virtual Production Academy (RVPA), is designed to equip students with the essential skills for pursuing entry-level careers in virtual production. Students will learn to apply tools from film production, digital imaging, visual effects, and game engines to the virtual production process, creating real-time projects in a virtual production studio. Students are afforded the flexibility to choose courses from participating colleges in the regional collaboration in order to fulfill the requirements for this degree.

The Associate Degree in Virtual Production 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. Analyze, describe, and apply the technology requirements of the virtual production workflow.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with game engines, 3D computer graphics, visual effects, and film production.
  3. Create projects using the virtual production process with industry-standard software.
  4. Demonstrate enhanced collaborative skills and the ability to engage in effective teamwork in a real-time environment.

Program Requirements:

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

  • Complete 32.5 units from
    • Advanced Virtual Production (RVPA) Major

Advanced Virtual Production (RVPA) Major - complete 32.50 units
APTECH 43Computer Modeling and Animation with 3ds Max3.00
CS 70.11AAdobe Photoshop 13.00
CS 42Introduction to Game Coding4.00
APTECH 1623D Animation: Visual Effects and Compositing2.00
CS 77.11Introduction to Virtual Production3.00
CS 77.12Virtual Production 2 (RVPA)3.00
CS 81.41AProgramming Essentials in Python for Networking3.00
GD 60Creating the Professional Portfolio1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
MEDIA 20Introduction to Digital Filmmaking4.00
JOUR 5Non-Fiction Digital StoryTelling4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
Elective Specialization Group: A
APTECH 633D Animation: Modeling and Rigging4.00
CS 74.33Introduction to Motion Graphics (RVPA)3.00
CS 74.22Digital Video Post-Production3.00
CS 75.12Introduction to Digital 2D Animation (RVPA)3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
Elective Specialization Group: B
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
APTECH 643D Animation: Character Animation4.00
APTECH 74Performance Animation (RVPA)3.00
APTECH 753D Layout and Lighting (RVPA)3.00
MEDIA 21Intermediate Digital Filmmaking4.00
MEDIA 55Cinematography and Visual Storytelling (RVPA)3.00
MEDIA 19Multi-Camera Studio Production4.00

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.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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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