Vancouver VFX & 3D Animation School
START YOUR TRAINING
IN MAY 2021
COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT - OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
*TEMPORARY MOVE TO REMOTE ACCESS – Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Fraser Health Region, CG Masters classes are partially remote until Feb 8th, pending guidance from Provincial Health Officer. We are still open for business! We will be having reduced office hours until then. Call at 604-553-2462 to reach our staff.
CG Masters is pleased to be able to safely offer students onsite training once again. Our team continues to follow all recommendations from the Health Officer of the Province of British Columbia as well as the new “COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines” put out by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills. If you would like to visit, reach out to the Admissions Team at 604-553-2462 and we can book a tour for your social bubble. 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 June, 2021
Starting May 2021
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
DESIGNATED B.C. PRIVATE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS BRANCH & Shield Design” mark is a certification mark owned by the Government of British Columbia and used under license.”
EQA is a provincial quality assurance designation that identifies all BC public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection.
EduCanada is a brand that supports the international education offer of Canadian provinces and territories. EduCanada and the leaf design is a trademark of the Government of Canada and is subject to a Master Licence agreement between the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).