Animation

Do you love the spectacular? Are you artistic? Do you appreciate digital? Then your talents may lie in the fields of visual FX and 3D animation!

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Visual FX & 3D Animation Diploma

Overview

OVERVIEW

If you want to start or further develop your career in the Visual Effects or 3D Animation sector, you will find the appropriate vocational training or further education for you here. The Visual FX & 3D Animation Diploma qualifies you for work in the film industry, in post production companies, in the games industry or in the advertising industry - it primarily trains technical and craft activities in the field of Visual Effects & 3D Animation.

5 hours of theory per week can be expected, which combined with (recommended) 20 to 25 hours of practice and practice time, can lead to the recognized SAE Diploma in 2 years. By a balanced measure of theory and practice, students can already gain first practical experience in the future job.

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DURATION OF COURSE:

24 MONTH


COURSE STARTS:

SEPTEMBER 2019 & MARCH 2020


Modules

Topic Overview

  • VFX production processes
  • Basics of compositing
  • Properties of real turned material
  • Film aesthetics
  • Color correction
  • Light setting for real shoots
  • Shading

Topic Overview

  • Modelling Techniques
  • UV Mapping
  • Classic Texturing
  • Module Work Methods
  • Topologies and Optimalisation
  • High-Poly Modelling
  • Texture Rendering
  • Export Pipeline

Topic Overview

  • History of Animation
  • Storyboarding
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation and Rigging
  • Lighting Basics
  • Camera Basics
  • Material Theory and Shading
  • Rendering

Topic Overview

  • Photography

Topic Overview

  • Even-Based Compositing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Planning and Supervision of FX Projects
  • Matchmoving
  • Node-Based Compositing
  • Expressions/Extended Script

Topic Overview

  • Overview of Dynamic Simulation
  • Interaction with Hard and Soft Bodies
  • Particle Simulation
  • Simulation of Clothing
  • Simulation of Hair/Fur
  • Simulation of Liquids
  • Scripting for dynamic Simulations,
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum age 18 years 
  • The admission must be completed by a positive completion of the 9th grade
  • Admission interview
Fees & Funding

Payment plans:

  • Payment in advance: 1 payment at the beginning of the course
  • Standard: 24 payments per 1st of the month
  • Financing through home savings loans possible in individual cases
Careers

professions

  • 3D/2D Animator
  • CG Generalist
  • Rigger
  • Look Dev Artist
  • Rendering Artist
  • Lighting TD
  • Roto/Paint Artist
  • VFX Coordinator
  • MatchMover
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