Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking (ICVE)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This unique qualification will set you apart from the crowd, provide you with the skills and techniques needed to produce industry-standard visual effects, and offers the opportunity for you to learn first-hand from the professionals at Rising Sun Pictures.

You will immerse yourself in the world of visual effects when you embark on this intensive 12-week graduate certificate. Working alongside qualified visual effects artists at Adelaide is Rising Sun Pictures studio, you will:

develop industry-standard skills in compositing, rotoscoping and tracking
produce a finished show reel of screen shots
graduate with a professional resume and reel to show prospective employees
Your career

This unique offering prepares students for an exciting career in the entertainment industry, and our collaboration with Adelaide is own Rising Sun Pictures means you may even land a job before graduation. Careers to consider:

compositor: construct the final image using graphics, animation and special effects
concept artist: produce illustrations to assist production designers
digital preparation artist: digitally prepare the plate ready for the final image
layout artist: break down storyboards
match move artists: imitate camera movements in live action shots and match those movements in 3D computer animations
lighting technical director: ensure lighting, colour and mood are consistent
matte painter: create virtual backgrounds to replace or enhance live action photographed plates
VFX producer: responsible for the running of the project
roto artist: highlight the areas in live action frames where computer graphics overlap with live images
VFX supervisor: ensure VFX shots are ready for post-production
What you'll learn

This intensive 12-week graduate certificate will immerse you in a simulated studio environment where you will:

develop industry-standard skills in compositing, rotoscoping and tracking
develop camera tracking skills needed to produce production-standard match moves
hone your existing tracking, paint and 2D skills
gain theoretical knowledge, skills and techniques needed in professional practice
join in Rising Sun Pictures i company meetings and events
produce a finished show reel of screen shots
work with Rising Sun Pictures' recruitment team to professionalize your resume and reel
You will also develop an understanding of current trends, technologies and professional practices, so you graduate industry-ready.


Which department am I in? Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, to the required standard, from a recognized higher institution in Australian or the international equivalent and/or the equivalent professional work experience. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants seeking entry to the program will have:

a) a completed three year Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution in media arts, visual effects or a related discipline OR

b) a completed Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media or equivalent from an accredited Registered Training Organisation OR

c) a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (0.5 years)

A$23,200.00 (US$ 18,147) per year

26 February 2018, 17 September 2018

City East Campus Level 3 - Playford Building, ADELAIDE, South Australia, 5001, ADELAIDE, Australia