M.A. in Digital Compositing for VFX
Work as digital compositor, VFX supervisor, digital matte painting artist…
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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.
- 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.
- 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
|VFX INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT
|Introduction to VFX, past, present and future
|Pipelines and the VFX industry
|Demo reel, CV, personal image
|Color and film science
|Narrative and preview
|Artistic composition and effects supervision
|Cinematography for composers
|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
|3D environment. General Maya management
|Shading and lookdev
|Lighting and render
|Matchmove and rotomation
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.
The projects developed by our students during their studies have won the most prestigious industry awards in different disciplines. Check them out.