Animation,Visual Effects, and Interactive Content





1-Year Program : 1030 Hours


AVEI is offered 100% online, in the same high-quality intensive 1030 hour program we provide at DMI.


What is needed to attend?

  • A suitable environment
  • A quiet place to work distraction free. Feel free to ask us if this format is right for you.
  • High speed internet
  • Good reliable internet bandwidth.  We can help you test your bandwidth here.

Our supplied technology:

DMI provides enrolled students with all the technology they need to take part in the via live stream and through our online LMS (Learning Management System) and software tools.

You will receive:

  • Laptop, external monitor, software access. 
  • Optional items: keyboard, mouse, tablet.


Online students attend classes and labs 5 hours a day, 5 days a week intensively (9am-3pm Central) in a real time synced format. Daily classes are 100% live – real time 2-way video with the instructor and TA’s.

Classes meet every day; you are 100% responsible for attending with your cohort DAILY.

Online students must participate in required online forums, online progress checks and complete some assessment work designed to insure they are on pace. This does not add significant workload to the program if you are on pace.

We highly recommend that you have no other commitments while classes are in session.

 About AVEI:

Our intensive, accredited model preforms, but you must commit the time to the classes, and you will rapidly build skills in Animation, Visual Effects and Interactive content that can lead to a career.


AVEI is offered 100% online.
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3D Modeling & Animation

3D modeling and animation is the creation of computer-generated (CG) content for film, television, and interactive platforms such as games, VR and AR.

Visual Effects

Visual Effects is the art of digitally creating and enhancing moving images for film, television, and interactive platforms, the approach can be either with compositing or CG tools.

Careers in 3D

3D Modeler

3D modelers create the geometric structure of what we see on screen. The modeler creates organic characters and inorganic environments for video games, VR, AR and movies as well as images and modeling for websites, still CGI rendering, animation, film effects, simulations, broadcast design, special effects, characters and props for film, and television effects. These multi-talented professionals also create images/models for geologists, architects, scientists, engineers, healthcare agencies, and more.


3D animators are responsible for creating movement in film, television, and game development. Animators bring life to characters and help tell stories through traditional key frame methods, and employ advanced methods including motion capture and simulation.

Interactive Content Designer

Interactive Content designers will often work closely with other members of a team to create content for video games for computers and video game consoles. With emergent interactive fields like Virtual reality and Augmented reality, the demand for content designers is growing.

Careers in 2D

CG Generalist

The CG Generalist has all the basic skills to complete a content driven project, from 3D modeling, texturing, animation to lighting, shading and rendering through finial compositing. 3D/2D generalists are the utility players of the computer graphics world providing projects and productions with the broad skills to deliver quality content.

Motion Graphic Designer

The Motion Graphics Designer combines both 2D and 3D skills along with a strong motion design sensibility to create successful branding for a client. A motion graphic designer works on a variety of products and activities, such as websites, advertising, computer games, exhibitions and displays, as well as corporate communications..


The Compositor brings it all together; combining, integrating and retouching motion images for a variety of media. Some compositors focus their talents in film, television and streaming content enhancing or adding in CGI visual effects. Others specialize in rotoscoping, 2d/3D tracking for broad content areas including Stereoscopic conversion. Skilled compositing artists are always in demand, and often those that have a blend of both technical skill and the eye of an accomplished artist are highly successful..

What our students say about us

If you are tired of searching trade school and community colleges and universities for the right fit, we welcome you to DMI. Just ask AVEI graduate Cameron N.


“I’ve been to a trade school and a community college, both with my ambition to animate and design,” he said, “but their diplomas and degrees were meaningless without the intense, hands on training that I honestly needed to excel. DMI was what truly got my career started in the end.”

Becca T. 2018 AVEI graduate
“I feel the training is better than any other college that offers VFX and animation around here.  While some may teach only some programs, DMI covers a bit of everything.  They are always researching the top-of-the-line programs, so that students will know some of what to expect in the workforce.  DMI is always keeping their ears open for what is coming to the area, and what could benefit their students. The Instructors and Staff have worked in big studios, therefore they are able to connect with industry and create more opportunities for grads.”