Diploma in Advanced Visual Effects (VFX)

The most well-designed and crafted Visual Effects shots bring your imagination and the impossible to life. They take you to unbelievable places through a seamless journey of dazzling effects. Visual Effects such as fire, water, destruction, green screens, CG models and animation transport the viewer to another world altogether.

The Advanced Visual Effects (VFX) program allows you to confidently enter production-ready roles in the fast-growing film and game industries. You’ll learn the history of special effects techniques and apply that knowledge to create an entire short film from top to bottom. This includes directing, designing, and building 3D assets, as well as fully integrating visual effects shots from concept to post-production.

Along the way, you will develop a professional demo reel and portfolio in line with the latest industry trends. Beyond the classroom, you have the opportunity to establish professional connections through a variety of industry events as you prepare to take on visual effects and motion graphics roles working in feature film, games, and other media.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN VISUAL EFFECTS

VFX DIPLOMA Graduates will be prepared for many rewarding positions in the film and animation industry including:

  • FX Artist
  • Compositor
  • Modeler
  • Lighter
  • Texture Artist
  • Matchmove Artist
  • 3D Generalist

Graduates who earn their Diploma in Advanced Visual Effects will have the opportunity to continue their studies at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with advanced standing.

Software/Hardware Highlights

  • Maya
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Houdini
  • Arnold
  • Substance
  • Premier
  • ZBrush
  • Shotgun
  • Powerful DSLR cameras
  • Greenscreens
  • Cintiq and Wacom Tablets
  • On Premises and Cloud Render Technology
  • Access to Motion Capture