Schools & Training

Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University, established in San Francisco in 1929, and an online educational pioneer since 2002, has one of the most dynamic onsite and online Animation and VFX programs in the country. If you’re an aspiring storyboard artist, visual effects artist, 2D or 3D Animator, come learn from some of today’s most accomplished professionals in the heart of the animation industry.

Bournemouth University | NCCA

The fundamental philosophy of The National Centre for Computer Animation is that the field of computer animation represents the marriage between art and science and that practitioners in this innovative and exciting field need a good understanding of both the creative and the technical processes involved.

Brigham Young University | Center for Animation

Brigham Young University offers a BFA in Animation and a BS Animation Emphasis degree in Computer Science. Each year, the senior class creates a five minute animated short in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

British Higher School of Art and Design | Russia

Opening in 2008, Scream School is a subsidiary of The British Higher School of Art and Design; one of the most important educational centres in Russia. BHSAD works in close partnership with the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Creative Arts in the UK and specialises in professional education in various creative fields. Scream School offers a systematic and professional approach to teaching computer graphics, as well as the integration of the real-world projects and case studies.

CG Masters

CG Masters offers a radically new approach to training, putting students through real-world production scenarios using Houdini as an FX, rendering and pipeline tool, mainly. Their faculty, all industry masters, teach far more than just how to operate software. They teach how to work within a real team, studio production environment to create world-class, film-quality images and animations.

CG Spectrum

CG Spectrum was founded on the principle that students learn best through personalized, hands-on education taught by industry professionals who specialize in the discipline they are teaching. By giving students access to the most talented artists in the industry as their mentors, this helps ensure that CG Spectrum students are the best connected, best trained and best prepared for life beyond school in their respective fields.

Digital Hollywood



Entagma is a collection of stuff (a.k.a. resources) that will help you as you dive into advanced areas of 3D computer graphics. Topics like 3D scanning, simulation, retopo and of course Houdini. What we’re gonna build here is a collection of short tips, longer tutorials, helpful notes as well as files that we created while trying to solve certain issues inside of our 3D tools.

ESMA | France

The CGI and FX department of ESMA offers its students a four year program which is thorough, unique and internationally acclaimed. Drawing, fine arts and history of the arts together with storyboarding are offered along with state-of-the-art technologies. Each year, their creations are selected and rewarded in the greatest national and international festivals of the genre.

Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) is a graduate school of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida located in Orlando, Florida, United States.

FX Animation

FX Animation Barcelona 3D School is one of Europe's top schools offering programs that will to specialize in some of today's fasted growing professional sectors such as VFX, 3D Character Animation, and Video Games.

Japan Electronics College

Japan Electronics College

Lost Boys School of VFX

Lost Boys differs from traditional educational institutions in it’s hands-on, project based curriculum within a studio environment. Small class sizes nurture strong learning relationships between students and mentors. Each student has access to a full time workspace and high-end workstation. There are also several screening areas including a theater, a recording room, and a student lounge.

NAD | Montreal

NAD school was founded in 1991 and is one the oldest 3D animation and VFX school in Quebec having trained over 2000 students who now work all around the world. Deeply involved in the Montreal VFX and Game community, students attend many activities like continuous pro-level formations, Visual Effect Society and SIGGRAPH chapter activities and their own professional conference week, ELITE. NAD also host MHUG (Montreal Houdini User group) and have weekly conferences and reviews from key talent from local companies.

Nanyang Polytechnic

Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) Diploma in Digital Visual Effects places you right at the heart of modern digital entertainment. Through the carefully planned curriculum, dedicated staff, and industry infused projects and network, Nanyang Polytechnic has become the Singapore National Ministry of Education elected, Digital Media Sector leader, for all Polytechnic Schools in Singapore.

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences

NHTV Breda is an international higher education institution with 7,700 students from over 60 countries. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda, only 100 km from both Amsterdam and Brussels. The technical professional bachelor's ‘Creative Media and Game Technologies’ programme offers ‘International Game Architecture and Design’ as a differentiated stream.

Pearson College

In partnership with Escape Studios, Pearson College offers Intro to Houdini, Dynamics, Tools and Pipelines, Advanced VFX and Houdini Games courses. The courses range from 1 week to 3 months.


Pluralsight is changing the way creative professionals learn today'€™s most in-demand skills. And now they’re going one step further by partnering with SideFX to make it even easier for Visual Effects artists like you to take your skillset to the next level. Through online video training from the world’s most knowledgeable authors, accurate skills assessments and other powerful learning tools, Pluralsight is redefining the learning landscape.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rising Sun Pictures

Rising Sun Pictures is collaborating with one of South Australia’s leading Universities, The University of South Australia, to give students of UniSA‘s Bachelor of Media Arts program a rare opportunity to learn from the best.

Savannah College of Art and Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design is the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university. SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees in distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers.