Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University was established in San Francisco in 1929. The University prepares aspiring artists and designers for careers in the fields of art and design by delivering excellent undergraduate and professional degree and certificate programs.

San Francisco, CA

Academy of Entertainment
and Technology

The Academy of Entertainment and Technology, a satellite campus of Santa Monica College, offers courses in Animation, Game Development, Post-Production and Visual Effects. Day and evening courses available.

Santa Monica, CA


AulaTematica Digital Training Center is an FX & Animation school that has resided in Spain since 1994. They are a pioneer in the spanish market, developing 3D & FX culture. AulaTematica trains students from all continents, especially from Europe and LatinAmerica and have training programs involving Video Game Production, 3D Productions, 3D Architecture, Post-Production and Animation.


Capilano University

Capilano University's Digital Visual Effects Diploma is a 2-year program that covers all the techniques for creating digital visual effects for film and television. Currently, they are the only visual effects program in Canada who offers a practicum in the second year, placing students in studios to mentor and learn on the job skills as well as foster industry learning and connections.


CG Masters School of
3D Animation & VFX

Located in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada and just minutes from Vancouver, CG Masters sets a new standard in professional skills training for the games, animation and film visual effects industries. With one of the finest faculties of veteran artists and T.D.s in the world including world-class Houdini gurus, CG Masters provides not only software skills, but production practice skills not taught anywhere else. Why? Because that’s how they trained artists on the job for years, and it works.

Greater Vancouver,
British Columbia

CG Spectrum

CG Spectrum is an online school offering industry-driven programs with personalized training from instructors who have worked on some of the biggest and most impressive films. In their 1 year certificate program, Houdini FX, you can learn the fundamentals of 3D as they apply to the creation of stunning effects for feature film.



CGWorkshops partner with the best professional artists in the world to offer quality industry-based online training. CGWorkshop students receive training on the latest software and techniques delivered by instructors working in the industry. Each 8-week course, delivered to a small group of students, includes personal mentoring and detailed critique.


La Escuela Profesional de Nuevas Tecnologías

CICE, La Escuela Profesional de Nuevas Tecnologías, is an accredited school offering education programs in VFX, 3D, compositing, NLE and Sound, authorized by most leading software companies from around the world. They are located in Madrid, Spain - one of the most important European cities in terms of production, quality and innovation.

Madrid, Spain

Digital Media Arts College

Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) is designed to energize your creativity and refine your artistic skills as it readies you for a career in the ever-changing design industry. DMAC offers specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Computer Animation, Graphic Design, and Advertising Design as well as Master of Fine Arts degrees in Visual Effects Animation and Web Design.

Boca Raton, Florida

Drexel University

Digital Media at Drexel University is where students seeking to learn the skills of animation, 3D modeling, web design, gaming and interactive media come together to realize their dreams in the context of a major research university.

Philadelphia, PA


Houdini is important at the Filmakademie. The Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction focuses in animated shorts, visual effects, realtime animation and concepts and designs for animated formats as well as the training of technical directors.

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

FX Animation

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School is one of Europe’s top schools specialising in the different areas of 3D and Compositing. Their Advanced Visual Effects Program is Houdini-centered and comprises 6 months of high level formation with a focus on production techniques and covers all the major areas of an effects deparment.


FXphd is an online school focusing on real world FX production techniques. Each course at Fxphd is run by a practicing vfx or editing professional. Fxphd offers a course in Houdini Production Techniques: The topic is debris: a staple of fx work. The course covers traditional and procedural modeling techniques, instancing, shading, rendering and compositing. More Houdini courses are coming online soon.

Victoria, Australia

Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Gnomon School of Visual Effects teaches Houdini's powerful step-by-step procedural approach to achieving a faster production workflow.

Hollywood, CA

Loyola Marymount University

As a young program, the Animation Department at Loyola Marymount University is engaged in providing our students with the best tools that will help them enhance their storytelling skills. Houdini is an essential part of their learning experience and their artistic development.

Los Angeles, CA

NHTV Breda

In this programme you will be trained in creative, technological, and commercial skills. Game careers require you to have both a broad knowledge of game development and deep skills in your chosen area of expertise, such as 3D visual arts, animation, audio, gameplay, level design, production, or programming. NHTV Breda is an international higher education institution with about 7,500 students from over 50 countries. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda, only 100 km from both Amsterdam and Brussels.


Nanyang Polytechnic

The SIDM (School of Interactive and Digital Media) is one of 7 schools in Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore. They offer 6 full-time diploma courses in various digital media specializations. Students from the Diploma in Digital Visual Effects and the Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Technical Direction Track) learn Houdini throughout the 3-year course and use it for their projects. They have been enjoying the Houdini's procedural workflow and have learnt to use it alongside other software in the visual effects pipeline.


St. Clair College

St. Clair College offers a 3 year traditional and computer animation diploma which uses Houdini in the 3rd year to teach procedural animation skills as well as different approaches to problem solving. An intensive 1 year certificate program focusing on Houdini and Effects will be offered soon.

Windsor, ON

SVA Computer Art

The School of Visual Arts is the premier college for the visual arts in New York. The BFA Computer Art department offers comprehensive instruction in computer animation, motion graphics, compositing and visual effects. SideFX Houdini is an elective offered in the SVA undergraduate program.

New York, NY

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is one of the industry's most well-known and respected digital arts schools—providing intensive, hands-on, apprenticeship-style degree programs that propel graduates into "the business" in a way few other institutions can. Students graduate in as little as 15 months with robust resumes and the insider industry know-how they need to step seamlessly into their careers in the digital media arts.


Tokyo Designer Gakuin College

Tokyo Designer Gakuin College (TDG) is a comprehensive design school with 3 locations in the central part of Tokyo. With a half century of history to date, TDG has turned out over 44,000 graduates. At TDG, Houdini is being used in the Visual Design department, training students to become VFX artists.


Vancouver Institute of
Media Arts

VanArts offers a one year industry-driven diploma program in Visual Effects for Film, TV & Games. We are pleased to include SideFX Houdini within our comprehensive curriculum.

Vancouver, Canada


VFXlab is a specialized school for visual effects located in Seoul, Korea, and one of the first schools in Korea providing a Houdini FX course. VFXlab offers a 9 month intensive course led by industry professionals. Training covers basic computer graphics knowledge to advanced Houdini FX skills.

Seoul, Korea