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Top VFX, Game Design and Animation Training Programs

Gnomon School of Visual Effects (USA and Online)

Professional 3D Training in Hollywood, CA and online.

Digital-Tutors (Online)

Digital-Tutors helps you make movies, video games and more with the largest online video-based training and tutorial library for CG, 3D, animation and VFX.

fxphd (Online)

fxphd is subscription-based online training for postproduction, visual effects, and motion graphics. You can join one or more of 4 new Terms per year starting in January, April, July, and October.

Animation Mentor (Online)

Animation Mentor teaches character and creature animation in a real-world production environment. Programs are designed and taught by top industry animators. Learn face-to-face from the same industry pros who are animating your favorite film, TV and video game characters!

Escape Studios (UK and Online)

Escape Studios is Europe’s leading provider of 3D animation courses and so much more.


Free Tutorials and Free Software

Free Tutorials and Free Software

Take advantage of open-source software and free tutorials, then learn the rest on the job.

Rigging Dojo (Online)

Rigging Dojo is unique in the personalized character rigging and technical art training we provide. We train working professionals wanting to learn new skills or update existing ones and students wanting to dive deeper to become character TDs.




Srushti VFX is a visual effects studio based in Hyderabad, India. At Srushti, we strive to create amazing computer graphics that wow the audience!We provide creative visual effects and post production services for Film and TV productions across the world. Our services include VFX, PRE-VIZ,STEREOSCOPIC 3D, among others.

Vancouver Animation School (Online)

Our innovative learning material, tools and online campus are built for your evolution as an artist. All of this brought to you with the convenience and effectiveness of the internet world.

CG Spectrum | (Online)

Your shortcut to a dream job in Film and Games!
Classes in Animation, Concept Art, Visual FX and Modeling.
The smallest class sizes of 1-5 students make us the most personalized film & game school in the world!

Our program is the closest thing to a studio apprenticeship available online worldwide.

Students receive constant feedback throughout so that mistakes are not repeated and fundamental principles are ingrained. Our instructors review each student’s working file and animate inside the file showing them how a professional would approach the shot in real time. We then send the critique with the file so the student can compare their work to the professional’s and revise their work accordingly.

Academy of Art University (USA and Online)

With classes online & in San Francisco, Academy of Art University is a top art School, guiding students to professional futures in art & design.

Full Sail University (USA and Online)

This Award-Winning School for Entertainment Media offers an exceptional education in both on-campus and online associates, bachelors, and masters degree programs.

Savannah College of Art and Design (USA)

SCAD, the university for creative careers.

Frameboxx (India)

Frameboxx is an well known animation and visual effects institute in India which provides animation training academy, animation courses, bsc in animation, bsc degree in multimedia.

Staffordshire University (UK)

Visual Effects students at Staffordshire University gain experience of the whole visual effects process — from filming the action to creating the most hardcore of 3D digital effects.

The Art Institutes (USA)

At an Art Institutes school, you’ll start with fundamentals like design and drawing which, along with studies in areas like color theory, digital video editing, and computer applications, will help you build a solid foundation of the skills you’ll need.

Bournemouth University National Centre for Computer Animation (UK)

Since its establishment in 1989 The National Centre for Computer Animation has conducted research of international significance and has pioneered both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in computer visualisation and animation and digital effects.

Digital Media Arts College (USA)

DMAC is a computer animation and graphic design college in Florida offering students Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in graphic design and computer animation. DMAC also offers Master of Fine Arts degrees in visual effects animation and graphic design.

VFXlab (Korea)

VFXlab is a specialized school for visual effects located in Seoul, Korea, and one of the first schools in Korea providing a Houdini FX course.

Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore)

The SIDM (School of Interactive and Digital Media) is one of 7 schools in Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore. They offer 6 full-time diploma courses in various digital media specializations.

Drexel University (USA)

To best prepare students for the demands of careers in animation and visual effects, we offer a foundation of design and technology with core courses in all aspects of digital media.

VANARTS (Canada)

College for digital photography, computer animation, video game art & web design, acting, broadcasting, visual special effects in Vancouver BC, Canada.

SVA Computer Art (USA)

Computer art and animation degree programs.

VFX Learning (Online)

At VFX Learning we specialise in providing the finest VFX training, taught and mentored by industry experts. Live online training in Maya, Houdini, Realflow, Nuke, animation, modelling, vRay.

UCLA School of TFT (USA)

The UCLA Animation Workshop has been turning out innovative and accomplished artists for over half a century, never more so than in the past decade, as the popularity and commercial impact of the genre has exploded. The secret seems to be striking a perfect balance between technology and creativity.