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Best Visual Effects Schools

Updated on November 9, 2010

Top Visual Effects Schools

A career in graphic design might just be what you need if you are sitting at home, while wasting your talent for creating great artwork,wondering where you would fit in at a regular university.If you have a deep-rooted love for drawing, sketching and creating video games then why not turn your love, skill and hobby into a fulfilling career? If you are interested in using your skills to work in the field of animation, digital arts and communication, motion pictures and television, photography, industrial design, animatronics and illustrations, then a career in visual effects is just what the doctor ordered. A few of the best visual effects schools in the country that you should definitely try out are:

  • The Art Institutes


  • Gnomon School of Visual Effects


  • Full Sail University


  • The Digital Animation and Video Effects School (DAVE School)


  • The Academy of Art


These graphic design schools are among the finest in the country as they best prepare college students for their successful careers in visual effects. The courses taught at these visual effects schools foster students’ talents to create the finest visual effects, and are geared towards building undergraduate assurance in their own abilities.Even more exciting and rewarding are that these visual effescts schools help students create expert portfolios that they need to bag that coveted visual effects post.

The versatility of some of the top visual effects universities such as the Art Institutes and The Academy of Art permit you to get your degree in visual effects over the internet. You can study at your own pace; learn and work from your laptop or PC; study and work from the relaxation of your own house.


However, with several visual effects universities to pick from, how are you to know which one is the right fit for you? How do you know which visual effects school you should choose to sharpen your skills? Well, things you should definitely bear in mind when selecting the top visual effects school that will be a wonderful fit for you are: (1) reputation of the school, (2) the specific kinds of visual effects the schools offer, (3) tuition fees, (4) school location and online degree options, (5) job placement oppurtunities, (6) courses that prepare you for the workforce and (7) staff guidance and encouragement.

As a result of attending some of the best visual effects universities in the country, you are indeed preparing yourself for creating progressive and in demand work in the field of visual effects. Employers are continuously seeking young, original and progressive talents eager to tackle their jobs head on. So, if you sense this line of work is for you, then you should not wait another day. Sign up in one of the finest visual effects school and begin your interesting job in visual effect today. The promise of finding work in the discipline of visual effects are infinite.

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Very nice and informative Hub, thank you for sharing this specialized knowledge with all of us.

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