Capilano University

Visual Effects for Film, Streaming & Immersive Media

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Program Information

School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, School of Motion Picture Arts
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Description:Learn from dedicated instructors who have years of experience working in film and TV while developing your skills in digital compositing, modelling and texturing, animation, special effects software, matte painting, lighting and rendering and more.

Gain a solid understanding of production methods and developing distinctive content while learning on the same equipment used by the VFX pros who create engrossing visual worlds on the big screen.

Study your craft on cutting-edge tools in Capilano University's state-of-the-art Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. Our facilities include virtual reality and motion capture-equipped studios, Cintiq drawing tablets, high-speed render farms, professional filmmaking equipment and 3D printers.

When you graduate from this intensive two-year program, you'll have an impressive demo reel to show to prospective employers and be ready to work in any film or television special effects department.
URL:Visual Effects for Film, Streaming & Immersive Media at Capilano University
Length:2 Year(s)
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Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have high school graduation.

    Application Notes : Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English or have received education in a language other than English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      An Interview, and portfolio and/or demo reel of relevant work are required. Applicants will also be expected to provide the following: a letter of intent indicating their interest in the visual effects field and any previous related experience (if applicable).

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 09, 2021