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AA degree & Certificate of Achievement in
Media Arts: Visual Effects


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.

Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. To explore career and academic pathway options, visit the LAVC Program Mapper.

Students who plan to graduate and/or transfer should first meet with a Counselor to review and submit a Petition for Graduation early in the semester before they are expected to complete their requirements. Online Graduation Petitions that are submitted without a counselor's approval will require a counselor's review and approval in order for it to be processed. For the latest program requirements, check the LAVC catalog.


Complete the following 6 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
CINEMA 105 History of Motion Pictures 3
CINEMA 107 Understanding Motion Pictures 3
MEDIART 100 The Entertainment Industry: Breaking In 3
MEDIART104 Photoshop for Motion Pictures and Television 3
MEDIART 105* Visual Effects and Color Grading 3
MEDIART116 Introduction to Screenwriting 3

Complete 1 course from the following

Course Course Title UNITS
CINEMA 101*  Beginning Film Production 3
MEDIART 101* Introduction to Digital Film Production 3

Total units required: 21

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite