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Congratulations "Fav & Fav Films" comprised of current and former Digital Effects and Animation Technology students for Winning the Greensboro 48 Hour "Film Horror" Project. Check it out!
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Enroll now! WPCC's Simulation and Game Development and Digital Effects and Animation Technology programs will be offering 3D modeling and asset creation courses completely online! Tom Wright, Film and Game industry professional will be leading the courses. Learn from an industry pro! The courses include DEA 221 section 41 and SGD 114 section 41. These sections will fill up fast and WPCC open enrollment ends August 3rd, so enroll now!

Contact Jonathan Crumpler, Program Coordinator of both programs for more information at jcrumpler@wpcc.edu or visit www.wpcc.edu/deat/ and/or www.wpcc.edu/simulation-game-development/
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Enroll now! WPCC's SGD and DEAT programs will be offering 3D modeling and asset creation courses completely online! Tom Wright, Film and Game industry professional will be leading the courses. Learn from an industry pro! The courses are introductory courses including DEA 221 section 41 and SGD 114 section 41.

Act fast, open enrollment ends August 3rd and there is limited seating for each introductory course.

Contact Jonathan Crumpler, Program Coordinator of both programs for more information at jcrumpler@wpcc.edu or visit www.wpcc.edu/deat/ and /or www.wpcc.edu/simulation-game-development/
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Enroll now! WPCC's SGD and DEAT programs will be offering 3D modeling and asset creation courses completely online! Tom Wright, Film and Game industry professional will be leading the courses. Learn from a veteran of the industry! Contact Jonathan Crumpler, Program Coordinator of both programs for more information at jcrumpler@wpcc.edu or visit www.wpcc.edu/deat/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Jonathan Crumpler
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jcrumpler@wpcc.edu

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Unlock your creative potential in VFX production media design
and through WPCC’s Digital Effects and
Animation Technology Program

Western Piedmont Community College’s Digital Effects and Animation Technology program prepares our students to compete in the high-skills market of motion graphic design and animation. Courses in the degree target up-to-date technologies and practices that help our graduates obtain careers in the fast-paced field of production media.

 

WPCC’s Studio Facilities

Students in our Digital Effects and Animation Technology have access to state-of-the-art production facilities in which to practice their skills. Students have access to a wide assortment of production recording equipment, studio facilities and cross platform computer labs outfitted with current production software and rendering stations.

Examples of Work

Visit our Vimeo page of student work

So where can I work?

If you graduate with an Associate in Applied Science Degree or a Certificate in Digital Effects & Animation Technology at WPCC, you will be prepared for jobs such as:

 

  • Motion or Broadcast Designer
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Video Animator
  • Revisualization Artist
  • Film Title Designer
  • Concept Designer
  • Special Effects Artist

 

Positions are available in a variety of industries, including film, broadcast, internet, advertising, corporate, and educational organizations. Freelance opportunities are also available for graduates.

Statistics from ONET Online suggest that the salary (median to high) range for multimedia artists and animators in North Carolina is from $59,180 to $91,050 per year.

In addition, the WPCC Digital Effects & Animation Technology program provides opportunities for transfer to area four-year colleges and universities to complete bachelor’s degrees in related fields of study.

 

What You Will Study

The Digital Effects & Animation Technology program at WPCC offers you three options:

Associate in Applied Science Degree

WPCC’s two-year program has 66 hours of coursework and laboratory experiences using a variety of computer tools. It offers you the most options for potential careers, including the possibility to transfer to 4-year colleges and universities.

 

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Digital Design & Motion Graphics Certificate

The Digital Design & Motion Graphics Certificate provides a year-long introduction to software tools, design concepts, and workflows  that use moving images and provides additional studies for related majors.

 

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Film & Video Production Certificate

WPCC’s Film & Video Production Certificate is a one-year introductory program that focuses on the study of software and techniques for the development of film & video projects, providing additional study opportunities for related majors.

 

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Fall Curriculum Classes

 

Registration for Fall Semester is now underway. Get information here.

If you are new to WPCC, please visit our Fall Semester page for details on enrolling. Returning students can consult the Semester Guide for information. Full details on the courses (meeting days/times, instructor, etc.)  is available on our Class Schedules page.

Spring Curriculum Classes

 

Registration for Spring Semester 

If you are new to WPCC, please visit our Spring Semester page for details on enrolling. Returning students can consult the Semester Guide for information. Full details on the courses (meeting days/times, instructor, etc.)  is available on our Class Schedules page.

Summer Curriculum Classes

 

 

Registration for Fall, 2019 is going on NOW through August 2

If you are new to WPCC, please visit our Summer Semester page for details on enrolling. Returning students can consult the Semester Guide for information. Full details on the courses (meeting days/times, instructor, etc.)  is available on our Class Schedules page.

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Like more information about WPCC’s Digital Effects and Animation program? Tell us more about yourself and we’ll be in touch.

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