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Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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A Visual Effects and Motion Graphics designer combines a variety of skills, including typography, color, layout, and design principles with audio, animation, compositing, and video technologies to create stunning and vivid computer-based visual effects and computer animations.

Learning outcomes

This program at AI Miami International University of Art and Design begins by teaching the fundamentals of design through rendering and drawing. Digital editing and lighting techniques are then introduced, followed by 3D animation, audio, and an in-depth study of compositing techniques. Finally, students can use the skills they have developed to organize a digital portfolio to showcase their talents and creativity to potential employers. 

The related fields of motion graphics and compositing have become established areas of specialization in the broader field of digital graphics and have had a sustained presence in regionally diverse marketplaces. By combining graphic design, video, animation, compositing, and sound, graduates of this program will have the skills to create attention-grabbing visuals that inform and entertain. Upon graduation, students will have learned strong visual-effects skills along with theories and strategies for broadcast design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 3D Design
  • Maps, Mattes, and Masks
  • Conceptual Storytelling
  • Motion Graphics
  • Video for Visual Effects
  • 3D Modeling and Animation Techniques
  • Post-Production Management
  • Camera and Lighting Techniques
  • Editing for Visual Effects
  • 3D Textures
  • 3D Effects
  • Advanced Visual Effects
  • Interactive Visual Design
  • Production Studio

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Enrollment Agreement
  • Essay
  • A photocopy of the student’s passport to provide proof of birth date and citizenship (applicants who do not hold a passport will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate).
  • Original or official copies of all educational transcripts. These transcripts must be prepared in English or include an official English translation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 96300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 96300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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