Available at the Renfrew campus.
105 credits - 34 courses - 20 months - 7 quarters - Diploma
The VFX diploma program at The Art Institute of Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to enter into and maintain a career in the post-production industry for film and television as VFX artists and technicians, as well as the game an animation industries. This goal is achieved by building a foundation of traditional artistic skill, a solid knowledge base in film and VFX theories and principles, and by then providing students with hands on training in various modern applications and tools including compositing and digital film production techniques.
Career opportunities for graduating students may include 3D Modeler, 3D Generalist, 3D Match Mover, 2D Compositor, VFX Wrangler, Texture Artist, Matte Painter, Render Wrangler, and a host of related entry level VFX production positions.
Each 3 month term of the program is comprised of tightly integrated, cohesive courses in which students accomplish specific, industry driven competencies and outcomes. Each course builds on the lessons of the ones before it and each term is a prerequisite for the following. The curriculum is structured to facilitate exceptional portfolio outcomes culminating in the development of a professional “demo reel” and other marketing pieces.
As technology and software are constantly evolving, students are trained to be diagnostic in their study, to problem solve and above all, develop work ethic and standards in accordance with their professional practice. Finally, students will learn how to communicate ideas effectively, as well as how to work in a collaborative environment through a variety of team based projects.