Vancouver VFX & 3D Animation School
Start August 31st – Diploma Program
COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT - PROGRAM DELIVERY
To ensure the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff we have been transitioning to online delivery of our programs. The campus is currently open for online support of our students and faculty. Our Admissions Team is available to answer questions from prospective students but we will not be hosting tours at this time. You may reach the Admissions Team at 604-553-2462 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to schedule a tour at a later date. We are grateful to our supportive faculty and student body who continue to work with us as we navigate through this challenging time.
As many folks are currently working from home, now might be a good time for a skills upgrade. Check out our online education site vfx-school.com for a selection of short, free tutorials.
Recent CGM Grad Credits
Our graduates and instructors work at every major studio
The World’s Only School
with Intensive, Immersive
Production Skills Training
Available ONLINE in late September 2020
animation & VFX course for career training
We are a Houdini Certified Training Centre
CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX is more than just an animation and vfx school, it is a working commercial studio that trains. Just imagine spending each day with world-class industry professionals who are working on today’s big blockbusters. We are the world’s only school to offer industry-designed, production studio based, visual effects and 3D animation job-skills training instead of the old academic process of tests and grades – in just one year! Our faculty, all industry masters, teach far more than just how to use software.
We teach how the job is done; how to work within a real studio production team environment to create world-class, film-quality vfx images and animations, and we do it in a completely unique way. We focus on your job skills with daily practical skill assessments instead of theoretical grades at the end of term when it’s too late. Come in for a tour and chat or get connected with a current student or graduate to find out if CG Masters is right for you. If you are as serious about getting into industry as we are about training the next generation of 3d artists and TDs, you might want to read more about our animation and vfx training programs.
Learn From World Class Masters
Students learn from a dozen industry veterans; artists who are currently making today’s blockbuster feature films and top-rated TV shows. Graduates leave knowing what it means to work in a production studio and how to do it well.
Lighting & Production
Become a ‘Specialist’ or a ‘Generalist’.
Our students receive animation training to create beautiful, professional-quality 3D animation from industry Masters who do it for a living every day.
Learn Visual Effects
Students learn vfx from current industry Masters and create amazing, professional-quality visual effects shots.
Learn Job Skills
Learn the powerful secrets of collective, studio workflow from Masters who have spent their careers perfecting the arts and sciences of digital animation and visual effects.
Industry & Graduate Testimonials
“I have had the pleasure of working with Nicholas on multiple commercial and feature projects spanning more than a decade. He is insightful, communicative, creative, and a true professional delivering excellence in both his own work and his teams. I look forward to our next project together.”
Dale Fay, VFX Supervisor – Zoic Studios
Worked for the same company as Nick for three and a half years, and every time I had the opportunity to work directly under him on a project, it was a fantastic experience. All projects were handled professionally and the end results were never without a great deal of highly positive feedback from the director(s) involved. He is an extremely knowledgeable, diligent, efficient, and talented artist with an eye for perfection. He goes out of his way to make sure those working under him are taken care of and relaxed; thus enabling them to work to the best of their individual abilities.
Luke Vallee, Senior Compositor
“They give them the training for a real-world studio environment so when we hire graduates from CG Masters they can really fit right into our pipeline. They seem to get what it’s like to work at a studio and produce really nice quality work.”
Chris Browne, CG Supervisor – Bardel Entertainment
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