Diploma in VFX for Film & Television

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The Magic of Visual Effects

The VFX for Film and Television Diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver prepares students for employment in the post-production industry for film and television as VFX artists and technicians, as well as in the game and animation industries. Our students build a foundation of traditional artistic skill, a solid knowledge base in film and VFX theories and principles through hands-on training in multiple applications and tools, including compositing and digital film production techniques.


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This program consists of 105 credits over 7 quarters.

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This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

  • Prepares students to work in gaming, film, TV and beyond
  • Hands-on training from industry experts
  • Build a portfolio to showcase work
  • Innovative instruction in a state-of-the-art environment

Each three-month quarter consists of tightly integrated, cohesive courses which are designed to help students meet industry-driven competencies and outcomes. The curriculum allows students to build a professional demo reel and other marketing pieces.

As technology and software are continually evolving, training is designed to prepare students to be diagnostic in their study, to problem solve and develop work ethics and standards. The program teaches students to communicate ideas effectively, as well as work in a collaborative environment through team-based projects using professional-grade HD video technology and computer equipment, as students learn to grab the attention of an audience that is growing more sophisticated every day.

  • Drawing and Perspective
  • Design and Color Theory
  • Introduction to Digital Arts
  • Basic 3D Concepts
  • Digital Imaging
  • Concept Design and Illustration
  • Introduction to Video Production
  • Compositing I
  • 3D Modeling I
  • Materials and Textures I
  • Digital Storyboarding
  • Introduction to Cinematography
  • Compositing II
  • 3D Animation I
  • Lighting and Rendering I 
  • Portfolio
  • Compositing III
  • 3D Effects
  • Materials & Textures II
  • Production Team I
  • Matte Painting
  • Visual Effects Studio I
  • Lighting and Rendering II
  • Production Team II
  • Visual Effects Studio II
  • Script Programming
  • Portfolio II
  • Final Diploma Capstone
  • To apply learned concepts from foundation level design courses – VFX design principles and terminology, research, critical analysis, prototyping, as well as scripting and art.
  • Technical knowledge of scripting, design tools and software in accordance with current industry standards.
  • Practical understanding and application of the principles of visual effects production, including: 3D computer animation, surfacing, lighting and compositing.
  • Professionalism through conceptualizing, planning, executing, and delivering quality VFX design projects that lead toward a self-promotion package.

Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the skills they have.

  • Detail-oriented creatives, with a desire to take their imagination to the big screen
  • Interested in design, drawing, technology
  • Eager to learn new skills related to programming and design
  • Computer savvy and familiar with various programs
  • Those who value merging creative endeavours with practical applications for an exciting career

Training in VFX for Film and Television opens doors to multiple industries, extending beyond entertainment and media, to working in digital arts for branding firms, government, legal agencies and multinational companies. The VFX for Film and Television Diploma prepares students for an exciting and creative career right in the heart of the action.

Entry-level employment opportunities for graduating students may include 3D Modeler, 3D Generalist, 3D Match Mover, 2D Compositor, VFX Wrangler, Texture Artist, Matte Painter, Render Wrangler, and a host of related entry level visual effects production positions.