On Campus - (Backlot of Universal Studios, Orlando) 12 Month Game Production Diploma Program, 12 Month Visual Effects Production Program
Hybrid - 12 Month Visual Effects Production Program on Campus plus additional General Education Courses Online for Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Effects
Online - 30 Month Bachelor’s Degree in Motion Graphics, 30 Month Bachelor’s Degree in Production Programming with specialized concentrations tracks in Game Design, Game Programming, Mobile App Development, Graphics Programming, Mixed Reality Development, Productivity and Simulation.
Online and On-Campus: $35,000
Additional costs: $399 per general education course, $1070 per elective course
The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School
2500 Universal Studios Plaza
Sound Stage 25
Orlando, FL 32819
Scope of Programs:
Game Production Program - Work together with fellow students and instructors to create a game from scratch. Learn both Unreal and Unity to bring the game to life in a production environment that mirrors major game studios. Design, model, rig and animate your own characters, props and levels. Then learn how to integrate them into a game engine.
Visual Effects Program - Work together to create an animated film or visual effects for a school-produced live action short that replicates the workflow found at an actual studio. Our students have created award winning short films and games together under supervision of professional artists and directors. Launch your career and skills farther with DAVE School’s one of a kind approach to visual effects production education.
Motion Graphics Program - Utilize video, animation, and graphic design to convey information to a wide range of audiences. Motion graphics are a major element of film, games, television, and websites. In this degree, you will study and understand principles of composition, design, compositing, and animation, using a variety of software.
Production Programming Program - Learn to write code for games, movies, and other productions. Choose from seven concentration tracks to support your unique career goals.
Game Design - Prepare for a career building interactive experiences that facilitate play, as it applies to physical, computer, video, and mobile games. Students who complete this track will learn how to conceptualize games, craft gameplay mechanics, develop stories, visualize a look, support a team with documentation, test, and evaluate product outcomes. Students will also gain practical experience using the tools that translate game designs into marketable products.
Game Programming - Learn the skills you need to write code that supports the production of videos games. Learn how to build tools to assist game developers, create software that automates development tasks, simulate real world systems, and program game pays logic. Using Languages such as C++ and C# and game engines like Unreal 4 and Unity you will develop full scale video games.
Mobile App Development - Learn how to design and build robust mobile applications. Industry-standard tools and languages are taught, providing you with a solid foundation with which to create applications for mobile devices such as phones, tablets, and wearables. Emphasis is placed on usability, responsive design, and portability. Finally, students will gain experience creating the “back end” – the databases, tables, and Web services that store, modify, and supply content for mobile apps – as well as protecting mobile apps from security threats.
Graphics Programming - Gain the skills and experience necessary to develop cutting edge visual effects in the game and related entertainment industries. Popular multimedia libraries are covered, as well as shaders and other technology that allow for the real-time manipulation of digital imagery. Students will become well-versed in techniques such as procedural modeling, which allow graphics programmers to generate virtual environments and textures through code. Finally, students of the Graphics Programming track will explore VR and AR systems, to gain familiarity with mixed reality.
Mixed Reality Development - Build virtual and augmented reality applications. Students who complete this track will have a grasp of the history, capabilities, limitations, challenges, and future of mixed reality technology. Get familiarized with the hardware and software that makes mixed reality possible. Gain the ability to create games and applications which utilize VR or AR.
Productivity - Gain the skills you need to develop apps and tools used by the film, television, gaming and other related industries. You will learn programming languages such as C++, C#, Java, MEL and Python as well as technology like Maya and NUKE to create industry standard software packages.
Simulation - Get prepared for the challenge of recreating processes and systems – a skill that is useful across numerous industries, including game development. Throughout the track, you will learn to build both discrete event and continuous simulations, as well as their application to health care, aerospace, defense, and entertainment. Gain experience with usability engineering and human computer interaction, in order to build better, more effective simulations.
Info as of Aug 2017