NAD | Montreal
Founded in 1992 and located in Montreal, the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design at the University of Québec at Chicoutimi (NAD-UQAC) is one the oldest 3D Animation and VFX school in Québec, having trained over 2 000 students who now work all around the world. NAD-UQAC is deeply involved in the Montreal VFX and Game community, students attend many activities like continuous pro-level formations (over 500 persons per year), Visual Effects Society and SIGGRAPH chapter activities and their own professional conference week.
With over 27 years of expertise in computer imaging, NAD-UQAC offers a BA in 3D Animation and Digital Design to discover, stimulate, and develop the true potential of students in the context of a real 3D production environment. Their approach is based on three pillars: development of creative potential and use of advanced technologies, the understanding of industry realities. The professors come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to form a solid and complementary team.
This university campus offers other programs like:
• Certificate in 3D Animation and Digital Design
• Specialized Diploma in Narrative Video Game Design
• Master’s Degree in Art, Creative module, focused on 3D Animation and Digital Design
There are also many other courses designed to respond to the industry requirements, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders and taught by its leaders available at the NAD-UQAC School.
The school has hosted MHUG (Montreal Houdini User group) and have weekly conferences and reviews from key talent from local companies. It is clear that NAD boasts the opportunity for students to meet and network with industry specialists.
In this Houdini Connect video, we talk to Montreal-based L'École NAD which is celebrating their 26th year. NAD offers programs in Visual Effects and Game Development. Learn more from instructor and industry veteran Robin Tremblay.