Introduction to Nuke Compositing

Get started in Nuke in this fun compositing course taught by film industry experts


Nuke compositing for beginners

Take your first step towards a career as a film compositor

Whether you’re just starting out as a digital artist or making the switch from Adobe After Effects, our Nuke course has you covered. Learn the art of integrating green screen footage with digital assets and kickstart your career in this exciting industry. 

Why learn Nuke compositing at CG Spectrum:

  • Get the latest skills studios are hiring for
  • Learn from artists with real-world experience
  • Private 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)


The VFX industry is rapidly growing and the need for highly-skilled, talented compositors is too. There’s never been a better time to learn Nuke, the most powerful visual effects digital compositing package.

Get a more personalized education experience with live weekly calls with your mentor each week, and study from the comfort of your own home. 

On completion of this course, you may choose to continue your studies with the Nuke Compositing Diploma.

Industry Qualification


Study duration

3 months


20 hrs weekly

Skill level



Basic computer skills & min. computer specs


Weekly online classes, feedback and support

Included software


Start date

May 4, 2021

Why study with us

Learn Nuke from industry pros who have worked on blockbuster films at top studios

Whether you’re straight out of high school, changing careers, or upgrading skills, our expert-led programs help you build practical job skills that will serve throughout your career.

Flexible Scheduling

Plan your studies around your work and family commitments

Industry Mentors

Learn from experts who have worked on blockbuster films

Job-Ready Skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are looking for

Payment Plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner with flexible payments


Industry-approved curriculum to help you get started as a Nuke VFX Compositor

Term 1: 12 weeks
Introduction to Nuke Compositing

Learn Nuke compositing essentials and get the hang of using professional workflows and tools. Master Nuke’s user interface and start experimenting with complex rotoscoping techniques (a fundamental aspect of VFX compositing). Next, you’ll jump into green screen keying and find out how to integrate different elements into live-action footage. Put your new knowledge into practice by building several VFX shot's from scratch for your portfolio.

Learn how to:

  • Understand compositing basics and Nuke UI
  • Master rotoscoping and color keying
  • Add VFX elements to a live-action shot
  • Seamlessly integrate digital backgrounds
  1. Introduction to VFX Compositing
  2. Common Nuke Tools
  3. Intro to Rotoscoping & Tracking
  4. Rotoscoping Hard and Soft Body Objects
  5. Rotoscoping Humans and Unique Objects
  6. Fish Tank Compositing Project 01
  7. Fish Tank Compositing Project 02
  8. Colour Keying 101
  9. Driving Comp
  10. CG and Live-Action Comp Project
  11. Test Tube Comp Project 01
  12. Test Tube Comp Project 02

Be mentored by professional Nuke compositing artists

All Nuke compositing classes are taught by industry mentors with years of experience working on films and video games.

Study Options

Small Class

The most affordable way to learn from top industry mentors in a fun, collaborative environment, while still getting plenty of personalized feedback.

  • Max. 4 students per course
  • Affordable high-quality education
  • Network while you learn
Study Options

1-on-1 Private

Progress faster and enjoy more flexiblity with private mentorship. Ideal for busy schedules, career-changers, or artists upgrading skills or changing specialties.

  • Maximum level of mentor interaction
  • Greater flexibility to schedule classes
  • Customized learning experience


$1,185 USD

(3 x payments)

$1,485 USD

(3 x payments)

Student Showcase

High quality student work that speaks for itself

With a focus on portfolio preparation, we help students build their competitive edge with high quality work that gets noticed. See what they are creating.

Studios that hire our students

With a focus on portfolio preparation, we help students build their competitive edge with high quality work that gets noticed. See what they are creating.

Study Pathway

Your journey to a successful career starts here

Study duration: 12 months
Nuke Course Pathway

We've built our courses based on industry input and focus on teaching skills studios are hiring for. The three courses below form a complete study pathway designed to fast track your education so you can land your first job sooner. Each course can also be taken separately depending on your skill level and career goals.


The Introduction to Nuke Compositing Certificate teaches you solid foundations, giving you an idea of what it takes to pursue a career in this field.


Course Summary:

  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Commitment: 20 hours weekly
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Software: A student educational license of Nuke is provided to all students for free



The Nuke Compositing Diploma takes your skills to a feature film level, with the final term focused on career development and building your professional portfolio.

All diploma students receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum's Career Development Manager.


Course Summary:

  • Qualification:  Diploma
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Commitment: 20 hours weekly
  • Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Software: A student educational license of Nuke is provided to all students for free

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