University of Technology, Arts and Design

M.A. in Digital Compositing for VFX

Work as digital compositor, VFX supervisor, digital matte painting artist…

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Learn from the best professionals in Digital Composition for VFX and work on top-notch international projects.


This master’s degree has been designed for you to specialize in the integration of state-of-the-art visual effects. It is the first Spanish master’s degree for those specializing digital compositing, a profession that brings together the disciplines of digital art, photography and film, mathematics, color science, programming and technology.

You will learn to integrate different visual elements into a single image, creating something magical that cannot be discerned by the human eye. 

You will master the technical and artistic skills needed in studios. You will learn about pipelines, photography, color and film science, storytelling and cinematography, the cutting-edge tools used in VFX integration, supervision, cost control and human and material equipment management. 

You will work in international companies such as MPC, DNeg, Scanline, El Ranchito, Sony Imageworks, Weta Digital, and other major companies built up by teams of our former students. 

Career opportunities

  • Digital compositor
  • Paint / Prep artist
  • Roto / Matchmove artist
  • Digital matte painting artist
  • Comp production coordinator
  • Compositing Lead
  • 2D Supervisor
  • VFX Supervisor

Paths to entry

Student entry profile:

  • People with general 3D training who want to specialize and focus their career on VFX
  • Graduates in Audiovisual Communication, Animation, and related post-secondary vocational training
  • People with no previous knowledge interested in learning the profession of digital compositing, as well as directly related disciplines

Where our alumni work

Our master’s students are prepped to contribute to first-class productions and are working in Sony Imageworks, Skydance Animation, MPC, Illusorium Animation, Framestore and Giant Animation.

Partner companies

Study plan

  • Location: U-tad
  • Hours: Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CET.  
  • ECTS: October-June (600 hours) 
  • Language: Spanish
  • Modality: In campus / on-line
  • Centre Attached to: Camilo José Cela University
Couse 1
Introduction to VFX, past, present and future 
Pipelines and the VFX industry 
Demo reel, CV, personal image
VFX Production 
Color and film science 
Narrative and preview 
Artistic composition and effects supervision 
Cinematography for composers 
Virtual Production
Introduction to digital compositing 
Nuke I: The pillars of a composer  
Nuke II: Keying and integration of elements and sets 
Nuke III: Advanced production techniques 
Technical Composition 
3D environment. General Maya management 
Shading and lookdev 
Lighting and render 
Matchmove and rotomation 
Matte painting 
Other Tecnologies



Adrián Pueyo

  • Director of the Master in VFX Composition
  • Compositing and VFX/VPX Supervisor at Orca Studios

Nacho Hoyos García

  • Motion Tracking, Roto, Clean Up & Prep Work teacher
  • Digital Compositor at Orca Studios

Students' projects and awards

Your Project: your best letter of recommendation

The objective of your final master’s project will be the delivery of a short film or sequence made in teams, which will involve collaborative work on a VFX project. From start to finish, each group will be in charge of their own production, from pre-production and shooting to time and resource management, editing, color and shaping, and VFX. 

This project has two main goals: firstly, for students to practice working as a team on a VFX project and all that it entails. Secondly, to provide each student with the necessary skills to develop their personal competitive digital compositing reel to be able to enter the industry. 


Talent awards

The projects developed by our students during their studies have won the most prestigious industry awards in different disciplines. Check them out. 

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