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Advanced Visual Effects Diploma

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

www.bowvalleycollege.ca
The Advanced Visual Effects (VFX) program allows you to confidently enter production-ready roles in the fast-growing film and game industries. You will learn the history of special effects techniques and apply that knowledge to create an entire short film from top to bottom. This includes directing, designing, and building 3D assets, as well as fully integrating visual effects shots from concept to post-production. Along the way, you will develop a professional demo reel and portfolio in line with the latest industry trends. Beyond the classroom, you will have the opportunity to establish professional connections through a variety of industry events as you prepare to take on visual effects and motion graphics roles working in feature films, games, and other media.
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Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Portfolio submission of 15-20 pieces of artistic work (e.g., sketches, renderings, design variations) in digital format. The portfolio should showcase the applicant’s proficiency in digital design software, creativity, artistic range, and/or technical ability. Portfolios should reflect the applicant’s personal artistic interests and identity. Successful applicant portfolios will reflect a broad range of techniques, influences, styles, and subject manner.

Learners who do not have adequate samples for the portfolio submission may wish to enroll in the Foundation in Entertainment Arts Certificate before pursuing a diploma.

  • IELTS Academic: 6.0 with minimum band score of 6.0
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 83
  • College Academic English 2: Minimum grade of B-
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks: 8 in each strand (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) A: 59-64
  • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program
  • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
  • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

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Updated June 25, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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