If you want to enter the animation or visual effects industry, attending the Digital Media Institute’s D-AVE program is the quickest and most efficient method. Students who enroll in this program are not required to take an extensive general education curriculum and can quickly learn the skills they will need to land a job in the industry.
The visual effects software most commonly used in Hollywood are Nuke, MAYA, and Adobe After Effects, which are all taught at the Digital Media Institute.
Some of the first digital effects used in a film were used in the 1982 film Tron, although such technology wasn’t used widespread until the early 1990s.
Digital Animation & VFX is offered both in-person at our Shreveport, LA facility and online, day or night! All equipment, hardware, and software needed to complete this program is provided to our students. DMI is nationally accredited and accepts financial aid, scholarships, the GI Bill, and TOPS Tech! The one-year accelerated format makes it faster than ever to thoroughly prepare for a career in digital media, and our job placement follow-up can help you take that first step towards your exciting new professional life!
This is a 12-month course held 9AM – 3PM, Monday through Friday.
It is divided into 2 terms:
Attendance is essential to course completion. Throughout the course, students an individual demo reel representing their skills in various VFX tasks. Group projects will also showcase their skills for prospective employers.
We'll set you up with the skills needed to stand out
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 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.
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 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 animators are responsible for creating movement in film, television, and game development. Animators bring life to characteThe Motion Graphics Designer combines both 2D and 3D skills along with a strong motion design sensibility to create successful branding for a client.
Interactive Content designers will often work closely with other members of a team to create content for video games for computers aThe 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.