What does it take to join Campus VFX?

The process

Step 1: Choose Your Program

After you have committed to joining Campus d’Effets Visuels, it is important for you to choose the right program. Go through each of our program section to see what suits you best and what you would like to expand your knowledge on. In addition, come to a decision on the career path you would like to take whether it is becoming a Compositing Artist, an FX Artist, or a Lighting Artist.

Step 2: Prepare Your Portfolio & Personal Letter

Once you’ve selected your program, it’s time to get your application ready. Contact our Admissions Advisors by filling out the Contact Form to help you through this process as it may feel a bit overwhelming. Carefully review the program requirements and all the required application criteria that you need to meet. Our advisors will ensure that this will be a smooth process for you!

Step 3: Submit Your Application

Now that you have everything ready to go, it’s time to submit your application to us for review. You may find yourself worried about your submission and feel nervous about our response. Don’t worry! Our advisors will help you every step of the way and will provide you with regular updates on the status of your application via email.

Step 4: Student Interview

If your application meets the requirement for Campus d’Effets Visuels, we may contact you for a brief interview to get to know you. We ultimately want a passionate individual that is driven to be successful. However, the most important part of this interview is to get to know your personality and how you will fit into our school. In addition, some preliminary skill tests may be applied depending on your skill-set or familiarity with the program you have chosen. 

Step 5: Acceptance Letter

You did it! You will receive a letter of acceptance through your email inviting you to join us here at Campus d’Effets Visuels. We can’t wait to be part of your VFX journey and be there every step of the way to support you in this process.

What you need

You must have proof of acquiring a high school diploma which includes a transcript from any high school institution. In addition to that, provide a piece of government issued identification that shows your birth date. 

You can do this by scanning, photocopying, or taking a well-lit photo of your school transcript and government ID

We only require a curriculum vitae to prove that the applicant’s studies have been interrupted for at least one consecutive year if the applicant did not have a post-secondary diploma. 

You will need to submit a financial plan to ensure you have arranged sufficient tuition and living costs for the duration of your studies. If you need assistance on this, please contact our advisors and they will guide you through this process. 

Your portfolio should be a demo reel showcasing your skills in the specific program you are looking to apply in.

To do this, you  must include 8–10 pieces of your best work in any visual medium, and can include photography, drawing, comic or graphic design, painting, sculpture, website design, and/or digital imagery. For specific program requirements, please click the program title below OR visit the program site using the menu bar above.

Intermediate and advanced Compositing Artist programs

Students interested in the intermediate and advanced Compositing Artist programs should have some photo or video editing experience or have basic understanding of compositing software such as After Effects or Nuke. 

Intermediate and advanced FX Artist programs

It is recommended that all applicants interested in the intermediate and advanced FX Artist programs should have a basic operational understanding of at least one 3D software package. (Houdini, Maya, Max, Cinema 4D, or Blender, etc.)

A personal statement describes your interests, influences, and career goals. This is where you would help us learn who you are and what we should know about you as a person.

Please contact our advisors for assistance in this section. 

For International Students (Non-Canadian Residents)

Students from outside of Canada wishing to attend Campus d’Effets Visuels will require a Study Permit issued by Canada Immigration.

*Does not apply to 5-month programs.

All our programs are taught in English. If you feel that you meet the speaking and listening requirements but have not updated your testing, you can request a telephone or virtual evaluation with the administration staff. It is in your best interest to ensure you understand what is being explained and get the most out of the program.

The following information is to give a general idea of what we are looking for in terms of English proficiency. For students whose first language is not English, below are the minimum scores required from any one of the following tests. We may also require a virtual evaluation. Other English test not listed may be considered, please contact us for more information.

    • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP-G 2014): Test taken before or after April 2014: Level 6 is a Canadian English language test for immigration to Canada, Canadian citizenship, and for admission to Canadian universities and colleges.
    • Equivalent Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) score of 6
    • Canadian Academic English Language assessment (CAEL): overall score of 60
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 75 internet-based (iBT), 210 computer-based (CBT), or 520 paper-based (PBT)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (academic) :overall band score of 6, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section
    • PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 55 , and a minimum of 50 in speaking and listening
    • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC):700
    • or proof of completion of a secondary school or post-secondary education program in English, in Canada or abroad such as a transcript, diploma, certificate or degree from a post-secondary school



Tuition Payment Schedule Breakdown

We understand that choosing a high level education career pathway is a big decision. More importantly, committing to investing money into your education can potentially be a costly venture. Please visit our Experience page for a breakdown of the value of being a student at Campus and what is included in the tuition package. 

For tuition payments, we accept, cheques, money orders, bank drafts and wire transfers.

Each Country and Financial Institution appears to have different rules on issuing student loans. Please check with you Country, Province/State/Districts or Regions.

Costs of Living

All Costs are averaged and calculated by reputable online sources. However, it will not accurately depict the lifestyle that you may live. Thus, what you see here is a rough idea of what you may spend but not exactly! There are many economic ways of saving money that we can help find you.

Average Single Bedroom Housing Ranges From $900.00 to $1,230.00 per month
We recommend housing with other students to lower the cost of housing down to $600.00-$800.00 per month!

Phone = $65.00 per month

Transportation = $85.00 per month

Groceries and household items = $300.00 per month

Entertainment and dining out = $215.00 per month

Social Events = $120.00 per month

Health and fitness = $40.00 per month

Extras = $125.00 per month

Overall: A single person average monthly costs around $1,280.00 CAD without rent. This is a single person not a single student.

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