How to Do a Specialist Diploma in Visual Effects?

by Shantanu C. Mages Institute - Game Designing, Graphic Designin

Do you want to become a visual effects designer after watching the movie Interstellar and Jurassic Park? Then, you need to pursue a professional course in visual effects. Many colleges are teaching visual effects courses to the students at affordable fees. You need to choose the best college that has a good reputation and best professors to impart the knowledge on visual effects thoroughly. You can add life to the world and characters by pursuing a diploma in visual effects.

VFX has taken the movie world to the next level. You can also be part of that magical creation in movies by having a diploma in visual effects.

Visual effects artists are known as creative engineers. These people are responsible for creating scenes and characters that are otherwise impossible to shoot in movies and TV shows. Based on the budget and the project size, the VFX artists play a critical role in adding the background and creating hypothetical characters.

Various responsibilities are held by the visual effect artist after pursuing a specialist diploma in visual effects. These include:

   Use software and illustrations to create visual graphics and animated characters

      Work with the animation team and artists

   Research thoroughly about the new projects and create realistic animations and designs

    Develop storyboard to map the scenes to the animated movies

   Edit animations and effects based on the received feedback from the client

Many studios across the globe are providing job opportunities to the candidates with this skill set and a specialist diploma in visual effects. However, to make a career in the VFX industry, the candidates need to have good observation power, communication skills, creativity, and good visualization besides having extensive knowledge of the VFX software used.

Eligibility criteria to do specialist diploma in visual effects

Aspirants should have cleared 10+2 degree from the reputed boards to pursue VFX course

Skills required to VFX

To carve a niche in the VFX industry, the aspirants should have the creativity and must possess attention to every minute detail. Few of the skill set that is required for the candidate to join VFX include:


       Creativity and Imagination

       Presentation skills

       Communication skills

       Work with strict deadlines


Course structure

The structure of the specialist diploma in visual effects course differs from one college to another college. Few of the common topics that are taught in every college include:

       3D design

       Advanced Paint techniques

       Time Warping

       Multi-Pass compositing

       Digital Makeup

       Advanced Roto Techniques

       Cloth FX and pyrotechnics

Software used in VFX

Here is the software that the aspirants doing the diploma in Visual effects would ace include

Photoshop: This is a graphics designing application that allows you to edit photos, create art, and do a lot of things.

Corel Draw: The student who is pursuing a diploma course would learn Corel Draw in-depth. This is very important to learn as it is used globally for designing images.

Illustrator: This is used by the visual effects artists and graphic designers to create vector images that are used in the digital form as well as in the printed form.

Once you complete the course from the reputed colleges, you would get placed to work with top production houses where you can work as an animator, Rigging Artist, Modeling Artist, and in different roles based on your skill set acquired in the course.

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About Shantanu C. Freshman   Mages Institute - Game Designing, Graphic Designin

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