All VFX compositing courses

Be part of the rapidly-growing VFX industry as a compositor for film and TV

Start your VFX compositing career and learn industry-relevant skills

CG Spectrum’s Nuke VFX software training prepares you creatively and technically for a career as a compositor in the film industry in just 12 months. 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 VFX compositing at CG Spectrum:

  • Progress faster with mentorship from professional VFX artists
  • Create a polished portfolio that stands out
  • Receive career support and guidance
  • Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max. 4)
  • Study online from wherever you are

CG Spectrum's mentors are experienced VFX professionals who have worked at some of the world's renowned studios  – helping you to get ready for a job in the entertainment industry.

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Learn from highly experienced VFX compositors

Master your skill set while getting expert feedback and support from your industry mentor in a live Q&A call each week. All CGS mentors are established artists with years of experience working on blockbuster films and top-rating TV shows at major studios.


Why study at CG Spectrum

Get a more hands-on education with mentorship from top film and game experts, an industry-approved curriculum and a thriving creative community cheering you on.

By giving you access to the most talented artists in the industry, we help you to become well connected, trained and prepared for life beyond school.

What you get when studying at CG Spectrum:

  • Get job-ready in half the time of an average degree program
  • Personalized job-focused curriculum and training
  • Private 1-on-1 or small group classes (max. 4 students)
  • Live call with your mentor each week + recorded video critiques
  • Flexible schedules & 100% online, study from anywhere!

Progress faster with expert feedback from mentors and join an inspiring and supportive community of industry experts and peers.


The CG Spectrum difference

Our mission is to ensure students are best prepared for a successful career when they graduate.

We strive to provide affordable, high quality and personalized education and believe in the power of learning first-hand from industry experts who already established a fantastic career.

What makes CG Spectrum unique:

  • Career services to accelerate your journey
  • Quality education at a fraction of the time and cost of university
  • Software licenses included, no additional costs
  • Direct access to industry mentors with years of film & game experience
  • Supportive and active community of peers, alumni & mentors

As an online school with students and mentors in 90+ countries, we're proud to bring the industry to you – wherever you are in the world!

Student Showcase

Explore student work and see what you can learn at CG Spectrum

Our students create high quality work that speaks for itself. We provide you with the tools and resources to help you build a portfolio that gets noticed.


Studios who hire our graduates

Our commitment to job-outcomes and focus on career development has helped graduates find work at studios all over the world.

Frequently asked questions

VFX compositing FAQs

VFX compositors use a variety of software depending on the project they're working on. However, there are some industry-standard programs such as The Foundry's Nuke and Adobe After Effects which also have powerful animation and effects tools. Other popular programs include Shake, and Flame.

The key difference between FX and compositing is that FX is the process of creating special effects for movies, TV shows, and video games, while compositing is the process of combining multiple images or elements to create a single image.

FX refers to visual effects that are added in post-production to create an effect that couldn't be captured during live-action filming. This could include adding computer-generated imagery (CGI), green screen effects, or using special software to simulate realistic environments.

Compositing is the process of combining multiple images or elements into a single image. This could include combining two or more live-action shots together, or adding CG elements into a live-action shot. In compositing, the term "layer" is used to describe each individual element that makes up the final image.

Here are 9 tips to help you start a career in visual effects (VFX):

1. Get the skills and practice, practice, practice. Whether you take a course or self-study, you will need to know the latest techniques studios are using.

2. Build your portfolio and keep updating it.

3. Stay up-to-date with the latest software and technology used in the VFX industry.

4. Attend workshops, conferences, and other VFX events, and network with professionals in the field.

5. Apply for jobs, and share your VFX work regularly on your social channels.

6. Be open to relocating for the right job, if you can.

7. Be prepared to work hard, as deadlines are often tight in the VFX industry.

8. Have a positive attitude and be passionate about your work.

9. Don't give up! Keep growing your skills and applying for jobs. Pursuing a career in VFX can be challenging, but it's also extremely rewarding. Nothing like seeing your name in the credits!

Compositing is a great career choice for creative people with strong attention to detail. It is one of the most in-demand VFX jobs (90% of CG Spectrum's advanced compositing grads are now working in the industry).

Compositors need to be able to understand the big picture of a project and also be able to focus on the small details. They need to be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. They also need to communicate well with other members of the VFX team. If you have these skills and are interested in a career in VFX, then compositing may be an excellent job for you!