Schools & Courses

We believe in the power of knowledge and we highly adore people who love sharing their experience. On this page you'll find the list of schools, universities, courses and individual teachers who have included our plugins in their courses, so they can teach you the art and craft of VFX and compositing in general as well as how to use our plugins in all the different ways possible to create all those beautiful things people love VFX for. This list is meant to be constantly updated, so you can check for new opportunities here from time to time.

And by the way, if you teach VFX and you're interested in adding our plugins to your courses, please don't hesitate to drop us a message, we'd be happy to equip you with our free educational licenses. If you already have our licenses and want to be in this list, please get in touch, we'd love to make it happen!

For over twenty years, Gnomon has educated many of the world’s best digital artists. Called ‘the MIT of visual effects’ by Fast Company magazine, Gnomon offers a variety of educational options to help students reach their goals in the entertainment industry, with both degree and vocational certificate programs, specialised courses for high school students and over 100 individual courses for professional enrichment.

location_city Hollywood, CA, US

3D Akademie Stuttgart is a private institution focused on education and advanced training in
various 3D disciplines. It’s ensured that every student and participant receives constant
support by the team of experienced lecturers. All programs include relevant 3D knowledge
education based on theory and practical experience with an extreme focus in the use of
different software. The general study is structured in seven semesters with specialisation in
the areas of modelling and texturing, animation and visual effects. In the field of advanced
training, which usually lasts for a year, 3D Akademie Stuttgart provides specialised 3D
courses for the industries of media and advertisement, fashion design, jewellery design,
architecture visualisation and rapid prototyping. A degree from 3D Akademie Stuttgart will enable all participants to have an optimal start in various branches.

location_city Stuttgart, Germany

Centennial College has two programs related to VFX.
The Digital Visual Effects program is the only two-year college diploma offering of its kind in Ontario. Facilitated at Centennial College's Story Arts Centre, it will provide the students with the opportunity to master industry-standard techniques to produce the photo-realistic visual effects seen in films that would be impossible to capture with a live-action camera. In this diploma program's courses, the students will learn to work with the various aspects of the film making process and bring them together into a seamless final product, while also developing their skills in industry-standard software.
The Animation/3D program at Centennial College runs for 16 consecutive months. In that time, it will prepare the students to successfully launch a career in digital animation, film, television, broadcast design and games. Created in 1996, on top of kick-starting the careers of hundreds of talented digital artists, this School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design animation program has an intensive approach that's become internationally recognised. The program focuses on production-style training and will offer a unique project-based learning experience that's applauded within the animation, visual effects and game industries.

location_city Toronto, Canada

The USW Visual Effects & Motion Graphics course enables students to build towards a successful career in the Creative Industries. Graduates from recent years have embarked on their professional development at studios such as DNEG, Framestore, ILM, Bait Studio, Nineteentwenty amongst others. From heavy visual effects to TV title sequences and motion, the opportunities available for students to explore are vast and giving them access to high quality facilities and resources will open up opportunities for all budding motion designers, filmmakers and visual effects compositors to realise their potential. The focus of the course is a synthesis of innovative digital imagery and techniques, together with aesthetic and technical expertise in digital compositing.

location_city Cardiff, UK

The Film Academy Vienna, also known as the Institute for Film and Television of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW), is Austria’s only university institution devoted to education and training in the field of film and filmmaking. Study at the Film Academy is structured as a three-year bachelor of arts program ( followed by a two-year master of arts program ( in the areas of specialisation: Digital Art – Compositing, Screenwriting and Dramaturgy, Camera Technology and Cinematography, Producing, Directing, Editing.

location_city Vienna, Austria

The Netherlands Film Academy is the place where you can experiment with new forms of storytelling and new techniques. A whole world of computer options lies before you, allowing you to tell stories through 3D animation. The world is literally at your feet, thanks to close collaboration with international media companies, research labs and universities.
In Visual Effects, you learn to create 3D images on the computer which are then integrated into live-action recordings made on location or in the studio. You become familiar with filming in a green screen studio and learn to use the latest real-time pre-visualisation tools. It makes it possible for film-makers to start experimenting with camera angles, composition, location, et cetera from an early stage in the process. You work closely with directors, screenwriters and others. How do you help shape their ideas and plans? And how do you present your work to them? It all gets covered in this programme. You learn to combine your knowledge of software with an artistic vision for the substance.

location_city Amsterdam, Netherlands

The NAD is a training centre and a research and development establishment in 3D animation, visual effects, design and digital arts. Established in 1992, the NAD became in 2008 the result of an innovative partnership between the Cégep of Jonquière and the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi and now offers private and undergraduate programs.
The NAD has trained more than 1500 CGI professionals who currently work in film and television, post-production and gaming industries for renowned companies around the world such as: Industrial Light and Magic, Framestore, DNEG, Digital Domain, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Digital Dimension, Beenox Activision, Gameloft etc. The NAD is also an Authorized Training Centre for the leading digital content creation software companies like Autodesk, Avid, Pixel Farm, Toon Boom and Houdini.
With more than 20 years of expertise in computer graphics creation, the NAD provides its training, knowledge transfer, research & development, and consulting services to individuals, corporations and education facilities in Canada as well as in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. With close to 35 different activities per year, NAD School offers an interesting visibility through various platforms, not only to students and former students but also to thousands of professionals of the industries.

location_city Montréal, Canada

Compozitive is very unique online visual effects school focused on compositing techniques from A to Z. Online private lessons with a huge amount of informations will open doors to compositing secrets and  in few months time every student will become very skilled compositing artist with wide range of skills required in vfx industry.

location_city Online, Worldwide

Objectif3D school specialises in 3D computer graphics. It's located in Montpellier (South France) and Angoulême (near Cognac and Bordeaux). Our goal is to match students passion for 3D pictures with the expectations of recruiting professionals. We therefore do our utmost to encourage the sustainable hiring of our students at the end of their studies: from a pedagogy rooted in the reality of professional practices to contacting the studios that recruit.
The courses, mainly based on practice and personal investment, reproduce the working conditions of the production studios to provide technical know-how and professional skills. The year is punctuated by individual projects, and especially joint projects, which make it possible to apply the knowledge acquired, develop the teamwork capacity and affirm individual talents.
Whatever is the student's training area (cartoon or video game), they will apprehend all jobs in the sector to be able to choose their specialty with full knowledge of the facts. After 3 or 4 years our students are ready for professional life, in France or anywhere in the world!

location_city Montpellier/Angoulême, France

The Visual Effects Bachelor program at Westerdals, Kristiania University College, is Norway’s biggest VFX education. Focus is on compositing, VFX supervision and general VFX engineering built on a solid foundation of drawing, photography and colour. Run by some of Norway’s most senior and experienced VFX artists and supervisors, the program has a firm emphasis on being industry centric utilising tools, processes and methology that students will encounter when they enter the industry as professional VFX artists. Being part of the School of Art, Design and Media the VFX program cooperates with other Bachelor programs such as Film and Television, CG Graphics, Script Writing, Acting, Game Design, Art Direction, Sound Design and Music Production to deliver real-life productions that show off both technical and artistic abilities. Students from the program has contributed to productions such as Game of Thrones, Watchmen, Star Trek Discovery, Lost in Space and Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

location_city Oslo, Norway

The school of computer science Scream School was established in 2008 for people who want to become professionals in computer graphics, animation and game development industries. All of our courses give students a good amount of theoretical knowledge and walk them through real projects where they can test the knowledge they've got.
The VFX + Compositing program opens the world of modern CGI technologies used in advertisement and cinema production workflows. The program is based on requirements of the world leading studios. Our students work with most ambitious international projects in studios like CGF, CJ VFX, Main Road|Post, etc.

location_city Moscow, Russia

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby builds on our region’s heritage of innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research.
The BA (Hons) Visual Effects And Post-Production course provides you with the opportunity to explore the potential of Visual Effects and Post-Production. It will enable you to become a resourceful and independent learner capable of generating ideas and developing original, effective visual solutions. You'll study at Markeaton Street, which is equipped with studios, Mac suites and the latest technology.
You will explore the exciting and rapidly evolving area of visual effects utilising 3d Animation, Motion Capture, Green Screen and Pyro Effects using Industry standard software, such as Autodesk Maya, Houdini FX, Realflow and Nuke X as well as much more. You'll learn how various techniques are implemented within the film, television and computer games industries and build a personalised portfolio to help you get started within your career. You will develop conceptual, aesthetic and technical abilities and receive one-to-one guidance from our expert tutors.

location_city Derby, UK

ESMA is a school of applied arts, with no less than 25 years of experience in graphic design, space design and 3D animation education. The school has trained many talents, who have become the actors of today’s creative industry. Established in Montpellier, Toulouse, Lyon and Nantes, ESMA offers curriculum in keeping with the actual needs of the professional world, in order to facilitate the students’ integration and success.
One of the characteristics of the trainings offered at ESMA is their variety. But most importantly, the school attaches a great importance to helping its students to reach their professional goals. And the outstanding success rates on their final exams are one of the many proofs of this achievement!
ESMA is also very proud of the occupational integration rates of its students: with currently over 4000 former students all around the world, the school is present in advertising agencies, production studios and design offices.
ESMA’s strong reputation in France and on an international scale, is a great asset, and the school counts on it to place its students inside companies, whereas in the frame of internships or actual positions, whether abroad or in France. The school cultivates solid relationships with many professionals, who frequently share their experience with the students during conferences and workshops.

location_city Montpellier/Toulouse/Lyon/Nantes, France

Founded in 1964 as a state-run "School of Engineering" Offenburg University quickly established itself as a high-performance educational institution with a practical orientation. Today the University forms a thriving community, with more than 4,500 students on two campuses. Both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are offered in four departments: Business and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical and Process Engineering, and Media and Information. Offenburg University prides itself on the international orientation of its programs. It was one of the first institutions of higher education in Germany to introduce English-taught Master’s degree programs through its Graduate School. Offenburg University is located in an economically powerful region, with many world market leaders and strong mid-sized companies in close vicinity. This benefits both sides: Close cooperation with industry and business ensures the continuous updating and improvement of teaching contents, while business companies use the know-how and research findings of Offenburg University, whose graduates are sought after as highly skilled experts.

The Department of Media and Information offers study courses in the areas of media technology, media informatics, media management and media production. Successful media technology is based on a synthesis of technology, computer science, contents, business management and design. With a focus on digital media, students acquire knowledge in the area of media and information technology systems. This enables them to make qualified judgments on technical issues and employ them purposefully. Combining the elements of various disciplines, students acquire interdisciplinary media systems competency, which prepares them perfectly for leadership positions. Graduates have gained the qualification to make essential contributions to the scientific development of media systems and to produce innovative media productions.

location_city Offenburg, Germany