Students studying Visual Effects explore the various processes by which imagery is created or manipulated outside of a live action shot, including the blending of background plates or matte paintings with 3D architectural, character, or elemental assets. Course content includes lighting and filming techniques, tracking and compositing of elements, and creating both particle and dynamic effects. Utilizing industry software such as Houdini, Maya, Nuke, After Effects, Photoshop, Realflow, and more, Gnomon’s Visual Effects Animation curriculum offers students an in-depth skill set relevant to the demands of the industry.
Technical training with a focus on tools, processes, and workflow
In-depth training of industry software such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke, After Effects, Photoshop, Realflow, and more
Flexibility to customize assignments to fit your desired emphasis
Opportunities to create and collaborate on demo reel projects
Various options for elective courses
Financial aid eligible for those who qualify
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2-Year Curriculum Note: This is a sample curriculum and is subject to change.
Gnomon strives to place graduates into their dream jobs right out of school. Our 2019 employment rates of 97%* for our 2-Year Certificate in Digital Production program means that Gnomon consistently supplies Hollywood’s studios with the talent they need.
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"The collective knowledge I received put my abilities beyond what any other school could possibly do. … The Instructors took an interest not only in my work, but as a developing professional."