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School of Animation & Visual Effects

Discover a Career in Animation and VFX.

Our Animation & Visual Effects classes teach the skills needed to help you succeed in a number of careers, including Stop Motion Artist, a 3D Character Animator or a Technical Director.

Our graduates work at these respected companies, among others:

  • Weta Digital
  • Dreamworks
  • Industrial Light and Magic
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Pixar
  • Nickelodeon
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"The curriculum here is huge and varied because the market is huge and varied. One of the outstanding things about our program is the Studio X classes. It’s a wonderful experience for students to be part of a working pipeline and see the results on a big screen."

Graduate Director

Tom Bertino

Director of 3D Animation

Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate is an accomplished Visual Effects Artist and Compositor who has worked on some of the industry’s most recognizable films including Men in Black, Contact, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Sleepy Hollow, Galaxy Quest, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Hulk, and Hellboy.

Animation & Visual Effects Area of Interest

Join one of the most dynamic Animation and VFX programs in the country. If you’re an aspiring storyboard artist, visual effects artist, 2D or 3D Animator, come learn from some of today’s most accomplished professionals in the heart of the animation industry.

“StudioX is a production studio environment created to give student artists the opportunity to gain real-world experience by collaborating on indie films and client-driven projects. This program is the natural progression to the Academy’s mission to train the future leaders of the animation and VFX industry.”

Our successful students, graduates, and faculty

Whether you're interested in modeling, stop-motion or producing top-notch VFX, our Animation and VFX courses teach you the skills to create a professional portfolio of work that you can carry into your Animation and Visual Effects career.

Online degrees available!

Learn from industry experts working in Animation and VFX today. Study on your own time and at your own pace