Nuke Course - Learn Nuke VFX Compositing Online

Nuke VFX Compositing Diploma

Become a compositor for film! Learn Nuke online from artists who have worked on top films


Advanced Nuke compositing course taught by industry artists

Pro training & mentorship to launch your career in film

In less than a year, CG Spectrum’s Nuke training will prepare you creatively and technically for a career as a compositor in the film industry. Master rotoscoping, digital painting, keying, scripting and lighting techniques used by top VFX studios and be mentored by world-class artists who have worked on your favorite films!

Why study Nuke compositing at CG Spectrum:

  • Get the latest skills studios are hiring for
  • Learn from artists with real-world experience
  • CG Spectrum is an authorized Nuke training partner
  • 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.

Industry Qualification


Study duration

9 months


20 hrs weekly

Skill level



Introduction to Nuke Certificate or portfolio submission


Weekly online classes, feedback and support

Included software

Nuke, Mocha

Start date

Oct 4, 2021

Why study with us

Learn Nuke compositing from industry pros with years of studio experience

Get your career off to the best start! Our industry mentors and specialized Nuke compositing 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 major films and games

Job-Ready Skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are hiring for

Payment Plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner


Industry-approved curriculum to help launch your career as a VFX compositor

Term 1: 12 weeks
Intermediate Nuke Compositing

Put the skills you gained in the Introduction to Nuke course, to the test with more challenging projects! Use your creativity to try out advanced rotoscoping and keying tools to produce complex shots. Move on to digital painting to clean up tracking markers and unwanted elements, then create digital set extensions and sky replacements. Discover how to set up simple expressions and gizmos. By now you’ll be good at managing clean, organized workflows.

  • How to speed up your professional workflow
  • Clean up shots with digital painting
  • Build amazing digital set extensions
  • Add dust, smoke and texture to add realism
  1. Intermediate Nuke Tools
  2. Effects and CG Scene 01
  3. Effects and CG Scene 02
  4. Intro to Nuke 3D Part 01
  5. Intro to Nuke 3D Part 02
  6. Set Replacement and Independent Problem Solving 01
  7. Set Replacement and Independent Problem Solving 02
  8. Simple Expressions and Custom Tool Creation and Utilization
  9. CG Character and CG Scene 01
  10. CG Character and CG Scene 02
  11. Intermediate Live-Action and CG Compositing Project 01
  12. Intermediate Live-Action and CG Compositing Project 02
Term 2: 12 weeks
Advanced Nuke Compositing Techniques

Expand your compositing artist toolkit by learning commonly-utilized, task-specific skills. Master how to create screen inserts and split-screen comps. Gain skills in de-aging an actor, more commonly referred to as beauty work. Work with model miniatures and discover compositing techniques with a matte painting. Build many exciting shots that will help to show off your growing skillset!

  1. Introduction to Mocha Tracking and Rotoscoping
  2. Plate Stabilization and Split-Screen Shots
  3. Screen Insert Shots
  4. Sky, Tree, and Environment Replacement
  5. Body Painting
  6. Beauty Work 101
  7. Driving Comp
  8. Production Equipment Removal
  9. Prop Replacement
  10. Squib / Blood Hits and Muzzle Flashes
  11. Holographic Human City 01
  12. Holographic Human City 02
  • How to insert shots into monitors and TV screens
  • De-age an actor
  • Build a scene extension
  • Create a Sci-Fi holographic display
Term 3: 12 weeks
Portfolio and Career Development

Develop your portfolio by creating exciting shots. Utilize your newly-mastered compositing skills to build your own, personal projects, with industry-quality feedback at every step. Integrate various aspects of compositing, from blue screen keying to set extension, on over to full 3D scene creation. All shots are created for the sole purpose of building an exciting demo reel to get noticed by potential employers. This is your opportunity to show the world what you are capable of!

  • How to polish your portfolio to impress employers
  • Interview and negotiation strategies
  • Effective networking and self-promotion
  • Accessing the hidden job market 

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

  1. Career Pathways
  2. Industry Overview
  3. Portfolio Upgrade
  4. Networking and Online Presence
  5. Resume and Cover Letter
  6. Job Hunting
  7. Freelance Work
  8. Interviews and Pitching
  9. Personal Projects and Challenges
  10. Working in a Studio
  11. Contracts and Negotiations
  12. Personal Roadblocks

Get direct access to 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


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