CG Masters not just a 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.  CG Masters is 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.  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 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. Drop us a line or chat with our current students or graduates to find out if CG Masters is right for you.  If you’re as serious about getting into industry as we are about training the next generation of artists and TDs, you might want to check us out.

The CG Masters are Changing Everything

Recent CGM Grad Credits

Our graduates and instructors work at every major studio

a sample of film credits for CG Masters alumni

Learn From World Class Masters

Learn from a dozen industry veterans who are currently making today’s big blockbusters. Learn what it means to work in a production studio and how to do it well.

Nicholas Boughen

Lighting & Production

Nicholas Boughen Faculty

Danny Lee

Compositing Instructor

Danny Lee Compositor Instructor

Peter Bowmar

Dynamics Instructor

Peter Bowmar

Russell Smith

Rigging Instructor

Russell Smith

Become a ‘Specialist’ or a ‘Generalist’.

CG Masters student animation project - Take Off

Learn Animation

Learn to create beautiful, professional-quality 3D animation from Masters who do it for a living every day.

CG Masters Student Visual Effects Training Project

Learn Visual Effects

Learn to create amazing, professional-quality visual effects shots from Masters who do it for a living every day.

Students learn teamwork and have production training

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

Dale Fay, Visual Effects Supervisor
Company Name: Zoic Studios
Designation: VFX Supervisor

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

Luke Vallee
Company Name: ILM
Designation: 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

Chris Browne CG Supervisor at Bardel Entertainment
Company Name: Bardel Entertainment
Designation: CG Supervisor

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