Foundations for Visual Effects

Online Course Beginner ⋅ 10 Months

Build a solid foundation in 3D modeling, animation and VFX in this hands-on beginners’ course. Guided by industry mentors, you’ll get familiar with the VFX pipeline and gain confidence using industry-leading software Maya, Substance Painter, and Houdini.

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Houdini FX Diploma

Online Course Intermediate to Advanced ⋅ 10 Months

Harness the power of Houdini and create destruction, explosions, water simulations and everything in between! Learn Rigid Body Dynamics and geometry fracturing to build complex scenes, and get hands-on experience modeling, texturing, simulating and rendering believable VFX shots from scratch.

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NUKE VFX Compositing Diploma

Online Course Intermediate to Advanced ⋅ 10 Months

Get the creative and technical skills required for a career as a Compositor. Using Nuke, you’ll master advanced techniques in rotoscoping, digital painting, keying, scripting and lighting. Finish the course with a professional portfolio and the confidence in knowing you are industry ready.

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Introduction to Matte Painting

Online Course Intermediate ⋅ 3 Months

Prepare for a career as a Matte Painter for film and TV! Working with an established Matte Painter, you’ll learn professional matte painting techniques and discover how to avoid technical hurdles that come with working with a studio or client. Graduate with several amazing portfolio pieces!

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Introduction to Lighting & Rendering

Online Course Intermediate ⋅ 3 Months

Get the skills needed to become a studio-ready Lighting Artist! Using the Arnold Renderer for Maya, learn how to create realisically lit, visually appealing scenes for films and television while avoiding common pitfalls. Don’t miss the chance to be mentored by an industry expert with real-world experience.

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The CG Spectrum Advantage

Flexible Scheduling

Whether studying full-time or working around a busy schedule, CG Spectrum’s virtual learning model allows you to study when you want, where you want.

Industry Mentors

Learn from highly experienced and passionate mentors who are actively working in the industry on major feature films and AAA video games.

Job Ready Skills

Our specialized, custom-built digital art courses and hands-on teaching method ensure the skills you gain are exactly those that studios are looking for.

Payment Plans

Your education is an investment. We offer various payment options to help you pursue your passion, hone your craft, and start working sooner.

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