What's in Store for You?

Introduction to Nuke

Enter the creative world of compositing with Nuke – discover rotoscoping, keying, integration, tracking, and color grading!

Introduction to Houdini

Unleash the magic of procedural geometry, particles, and destruction!

Introduction to Maya

Explore the art of modeling, texturing, shading, and bring your creations to life!
Rigging and Animation: Learn the secrets of making characters move with fluidity and expressiveness.
Lighting and Rendering: Illuminate your creations and discover the power of rendering in creating stunning visuals.


At the end of this program you’ll craft a masterpiece—a full scene ready for your demo reel! Whether you are planning to apply for a advanced VFX programs or gearing up to start career as a VFX generalist, you’ll be armed with the skills and creativity to shine.

Learning Objectives

● Understand the fundamentals of creating visual effects shots for television and feature film productions.
● Generate basic models within Maya to use as assets for integration inside video plates.
● Create basic animations with the generated 3D assets inside Maya.
● Render out different AOV images with proper lighting and texturing ready to integrate into video plates.
● Understand the essentials of creating procedural geometry inside Houdini.
● Generate basic particle systems and basic Rigid body dynamics (RBD) in Houdini.
● Understand the fundamentals of VFX Compositing for television and feature film.
● Create basic rotoscoping, keying and integration of different assets for its use during the integration with video plates.
● Acquire a broader understanding of the visual production pipeline as the different processes that encompass the whole in order to be able to start their careers in a more specific department.

Our 5-month program

Unleash your creativity and dive into the exciting world of Visual Effects through our immersive 5-month program.


We believe that progress toward our mission can be measured by the profound impact our graduates have on the visual effects industry. Our alumni continue to engage and shape the world of entertainment. Through our project-based learning and the unique curriculum of each of our veteran instructors, our alumni have proven time and time again that Lost Boys produce extraordinary artists ready to start on the ground floor.


Academic Start Date

Spring and Fall – See application form for further details.

Admission Requirements

PROOF OF GRADUATION (High School or Postsecondary) – Scan, photocopy, or snapshot of high school transcript or proof of age over 19 years.
PROOF OF AGE – Scan, photocopy, or snapshot of birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or college transcript.
PERSONAL STATEMENT – A personal statement describing your interests, influences, career goals, why you would like to learn with us and anything else about you that you would like us to know.
RECOMMENDATION LETTER – This letter can be a reference letter from a teacher or instructor, or it can be a character reference from someone you know or a work reference from an employer.
PORTFOLIO ITEMS – Your portfolio should be 4-6 pieces of your best work in any medium, and can include photography, drawing, comic or graphic design, painting, sculpture, website design, and/or digital imagery.
COMPLETED APPLICATION – Students must complete the online application form. If unable a printed form can be sent to the student to complete.
$50 APPLICATION/ASSESSMENT FEE – This non-refundable fee can be paid by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard or PayPal. Instructions for payment are on the Application Form.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY – All instruction at Campus VFX is conducted in English and therefore all students are required to speak and comprehend English at an acceptable level for the programs. Students will need to be able to understand technical terms and participate in presentations and discussions.

The following criteria provides a general idea of what we look for in the personal letter and portfolio that you must submit in the application process. It is important to note that the quality of these items are considered together with the general requirements needed to apply to Campus VFX. 

Personal Letter

In your personal letter, we want to know about you as a person and your feelings towards visual effects, movies, film-making, art, design, or technology. Also, illustrate to us your ability to work independently. What do you plan to accomplish by being part of Campus VFX?

In your portfolio, include 8-10 pieces of your best work in any visual medium that demonstrates your artistic proficiency. Caption each piece of work and tell us about your process, how you came about this work, and why it is significant. 

Tuition Costs

Our Advanced VFX Compositing Program continuously produce highly-sought out specialized artists which has given us an outstanding placement rate. To that extent, our tuition cost for this program is expertly calculated to both represent the quality of our program and the exclusive nature of what we offer here at Campus VFX. We are confident that the investment you make will be rewarding both in experience and to your clear future as a visual effects artist. 

Tuition Costs

(International Student)

$17,500.00 CAD

(Taxes included in price)

Tuition Costs

(Canadian Student)

$17,500.00 CAD

(Taxes included in price)

Please note that a one-time fee of $1100 CAD for French courses is added to the total price*

Interested in the program? Check out the admission process!

Ready to take the next step for your career?