Visual Effects (VFX) Program

What is the VFX program?

It is a certificate training program in Visual Effects for post-production work in the film industry.

What does the certificate training entail?

Five classes, three credits per class:

  1. Rotoscoping
  2. Paint/Rig Removal
  3. Compositing
  4. Matchmoving
  5. 2D-3D Film Conversion

Each class is five weeks in length, four days per week, 3.5 hours per day.

Classes must be taken in sequence.

When does the next sequence begin and what are the dates/times for each class?

The next cohort begins September 29, 2014 with the following schedule:

VFX115 Rotoscoping

September 29 - November 3, 2014
9am - 12:45pm

VFX230 Paint & Rig Removal

September 29 - November 3, 2014
1:45pm – 5:30pm

VFX220 Compositing

November 10 - December 16, 2014
8:45am - 12:30 pm

VFX110 Matchmoving

November 10 - December 16, 2014
1:45pm – 5:30pm

VFX225 Stereoscopic Conversion

January 5 - February 2, 2015
Time TBA

Please complete the VFX application and return to our Admissions Department. Admissions can be reached directly at 839-8225.

What are the pre-requisites to apply?

Equivalent of a two year (Associate’s degree) with proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

What is the cost?

$1050 per class, $5250 for the complete certificate.

Is there financial assistance available?

This program is not eligible for financial aid due to the short length of the program. Some students have sought private student loans, which have competitive funding - such as credit unions..

What opportunities are available once I complete the certificate?

Successful completion of this certificate will translate immediately into a job opportunity with Empire Visual Effects. They'll be hiring 150 positions for their Buffalo studio over the next three years.

Please see the following link for more information on Daemen’s involvement with New York State’s incentives for film and television:

How do I apply?

Please complete the VFX application and return to our Admissions Department.  Admissions can be reached directly at 839-8225.

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