Digital Animation & VFX Certificate

Enter the digital media industry with a portfolio showcasing your skills in animation and visual effects. The Digital Media Institute’s year-long certificate program has a high job placement rate that will help take you towards your exciting, new career! Learn about our 100% online or on-site certificate program.

Begin Your 
Digital Media Career 
With a Digital Animation 
& VFX Certificate

Enter the industry with market-ready skills and the ability to leverage the valuable relationships you make with fellow alumni at Digital Media Institute. At DMI,  industry veterans will teach you how to use the same state-of-the-art technology that major film and game studios use to bring your creative expressions to life during this year-long program. Hone your creative skills and form valuable connections at DMI.  

According to 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, Special Effects Artists and Animators working in the motion picture and video industries earn $88,470 annually on average.


DMI is a nationally accredited school that provides portfolio-driven, career-focused curricula in all of our programs. Our program’s unmatched digital resources are ideal for students interested in advancing as creative professionals. Our mission is to deliver 21st-century training and education for careers in digital media to creative students hungry to build their careers and develop new skills.

Connect with a recruiter to learn about our 100% online certificate, offering the same high-quality program we offer on-site at DMI but in the convenience of your home!


Digital Media Institute proudly utilizes a “learn by doing” approach in all of our programs. Our experienced instructors and administrators focus on creating a classroom environment that mirrors real-world scenarios. Our low price, quality and speed to market one-year accredited program model allows students to get industry-quality training in a professional environment. We are excited to offer this flexible one-year program both in-person and online at a rate of $26,000 (plus fees).

Digital Animation & VFX Program Highlights


We built our Digital Animation & VFX program with all types of students in mind. This program is offered at our Shreveport, LA facility and online, day or night. Whether you’re interested in earning your animation certificate online or if you’d rather come in for classes, all the equipment, hardware, and software you need will be provided. This program’s online and in-person versions offer classes five hours a day. Online courses are synchronous with real-time, with 2-way video between instructor and teaching assistant. As an online student, you can choose to attend classes during the day or night session.

Day classes:
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (CST)
Monday – Friday

Night classes:
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (CST)
Monday – Friday


The career options in animation and visual effects can be as big as your imagination. Depending on your specific interests, there are many career paths you can take. Graduates of this program go on to careers in the following:
  • 3D Modeling
  • CG Generalist
  • Animator
  • Motion Graphic Designer 
  • Compositor 
  • Interactive Content Designer 


While enrolled in the Animation & VFX program at Digital Media Institute, your learning process will take you through two different terms: 2D term components and 3D term components. You will learn in demand skills  for all aspects of production during these two terms and have a portfolio to show employers.


Because of Digital Media Institute’s partnership programs, our Digital Animation & VFX program is now being offered via distance resource sites at multiple colleges throughout Louisiana. Colleges participating include:
  • The University of New Orleans
  • Northwestern State University
  • Nunez Community College


Digital Media Institute graduate Max H. landed a job at KTBS 3 News as a motion graphic supervisor. Max said the animation, visual effects, and content skills he learned at DMI opened doors for his career and prepared him for the daily challenges he now faces at work.

“It made the world accessible to me,” 
Max said.

Our certificate program can help you 
take the next step in your creative career.

DMI is nationally accredited, which means that the institution is held to certain standards of excellence, and meets the needs of its students, community and employers. 

The Digital Media Institute at InterTech is accredited by the Commission of the Council of Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA, 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898/FAX: 770-396-3790,