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Explore the DAVE School Visual Effects Program

For 16 years, DAVE School has trained entertainment industry 3D artists, delivering programs that are designed to get you into the industry quickly with the skills needed to launch your career. Located in a working movie studio, the DAVE School connects students with award-winning artists and instructors who bring real-world experience to the classroom.

COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING

The DAVE School Visual Effects Production and Game Production programs offer comprehensive training in the current technologies and software that are in demand within the industry. 

READY IN JUST 12-15 MONTHS

Located on the back lot of a working film and television studio, both programs offer accelerated education that creates production-ready artists in just 12-15 months. Our programs deliver a challenging curriculum that gives students the skills needed to quickly launch a career in the industry.

AWARD-WINNING FACULTY

The DAVE School is led by an experienced team of instructors who have worked at leading studios on major films. The DAVE School faculty has won Emmys®Telly Awards and more. Recently, the graduating class of 2015 won five Pixie Awards — that's more than any other nominee.

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Featured Faculty

Tom Bremer
Production Instructor

With more than 10 years of experience, Tom has worked with a variety of studios including Disney, Motion Theory and Zoic Studios where he won a Primetime Emmy® Award for outstanding visual effects.

Jessica Kipikasha
Game Production Instructor

Jessica has been a developer for major franchises like Hotwheels, Disney Pixar’s Cars and Nascar. With over 10 years of professional graphic art experience, Jessica contributes knowledge in diverse areas of the artistry world. She’s worked with teams to build and relive franchise titles on high end consoles as well as inspired mobile indie game engineers with quality visuals.

Roger Borelli
Modeling Instructor

Having started in 1987, Roger has nearly three decades of experience in the film industry. His work includes experiences with two films that won Academy Awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling (The Nutty Professor and Men in Black). He went on to work with top studios, doing CG at studios such as Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and more.

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Modeling & Sculpting

During the first block, students develop a concreate knowledge of hard surface and organic modeling techniques, material properties, 3D lighting and rendering, procedural and image-based texture mapping and digital sculpting.

Visual Effects

In the third block, students will establish a solid understanding of visual effects production for film and television. Students will have an understanding of film effects history, compositing, rotoscoping, greenscreen keying, color grading, particle simulations and much more.

Animation Fundamentals

In the second block, students learn the tools and techniques needed to bring their art to life. We place an emphais on character animation as well as mechanical rigging, camera work, pre-visualization and motion capture.

Studio Production

In the final block, students gain a real-world understanding of what it is like to work on a stereoscopic Hollywood production. Students will have an understanding of standard production techniques, 3D/VFX production pipelines, handling production deadlines and techniques for stereoscopic 3D conversion. 

For more information about The DAVE School's programs, courses and studio, as well as details about financial aid and career development, please visit our website at www.daveschool.com.

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COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING

The DAVE School Visual Effects Program offers comprehensive training in 3D modeling, 3D animation and visual effects. You'll learn the core competencies needed for general animation production.

READY IN JUST 12-MONTHS

Located in a working movie studio, the Visual Effects Program is an accelerated program that creates production-ready artists in 12-months. Our program experience a unique and challenging program that gives them the skills to launch a career in 3D animation.

AWARD-WINNING

Our program is led by an experienced team of faculty who have worked at leading studios on major films. The DAVE School faculty has won Emmy awards, Academy Awards and more. Recently, the graduating classes of 2015 won five Pixie Awards, more than any other nominee.

Focused Education To Jumpstart Your Career

The DAVE School Visual Effects Program offers comprehensive training in 3D modeling, 3D animation and visual effects. You'll learn the core competencies needed for general animation production.

Located in a working movie studio, the Visual Effects Program is an accelerated program that creates production-ready artists in 12-months. Our program experience a unique and challenging program that gives them the skills to launch a career in 3D animation.

Our program is led by an experienced team of faculty who have worked at leading studios on major films. The DAVE School faculty has won Emmy awards, Academy Awards and more. Recently, the graduating classes of 2015 won five Pixie Awards, more than any other nominee.

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VISUAL EFFECTS PRODUCTION

GAME PRODUCTION

For over 15 years, The DAVE School has trained entertainment industry 3D artists, delivering programs that are designed to teach you the skills needed to launch your career and get you into the industry quickly. Located on the back lot of a working film and television studio, The DAVE School connects students with award-winning artists and instructors who bring real-world experience into the classroom.

The DAVE School's Game Production program teaches students how ideas, storytelling, design and technology come together to make an immersive gaming experience. With knowledge about everything from animation to game engine fundamentals and production, graduates leave prepared for a career in the gaming industry.

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