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Visual Effects Compositing

No movie today is completed without the use of digital enhancements. A compositor is responsible for layering all digital effects in the final cut, including color correction, integration of rendered 3-D models, object removal, and set extensions.

The visual effects compositing major gives you experience creating effects for video in both live action and computer-generated integration. You will learn to integrate effects, place actors who were filmed in front of a green screen into virtual environments, merge 3-D models with live action sets, and layer video and photo elements to create stunning imagery. You will also learn proper techniques for filming your own videos for use in professional video compositing.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Plan of Study

Visual Effects Compositing Webpage

Transfer to Visual Effects Compositing

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Contact Information

T.R. Oneal
(765) 494-7505

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Visual Effects Compositing

  •   Visual Effects Compositor
  •   Roto Artist
  •   Video Compositor
  •   Digital Compositor
  •   Broadcast Graphics Compositor
  •   Motion Graphics Compositor

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