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3D Animation & VFX School at the New York Film Academy Los Angeles

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3D Animation & Visual Effects School LA

You have the vision. Let New York Film Academy 3D Animation & Visual Effects (VFX) School provide you with the tools and training you need to bring your animated imagination to life.

The Academy’s 3D Animation & Visual Effects School in Los Angeles is an animation institute like no other. Whether you’re interested in mind-bending visual effects or 2D and 3D animation, the Academy’s animation college will teach you creative and technical skills as you create your own original projects and explore a full range of animation topics, including methods, aesthetics, and software. Our commitment to hands-on learning in an intensive, focused environment is designed to shape aspiring animators to pursue their goals.

Now more than ever, 3D animation and visual effects are powerful tools in storytelling - not just in film, but in such diverse applications as game design, architecture, and many others. NYFA animation students who are interested in following a path at the Academy’s animation school will receive the most hands-on, intensive education in the world. With a program led by active industry professionals who have extensive experience and can offer their students up-to-date, relevant insights into the realities of an ever-evolving discipline.

For students serious about mastering the professional skills, software, equipment, process, and art of the 3D animation and VFX industry, New York Film Academy offers the expert faculty, intensive curriculum, and project-based learning to help make dreams a reality.

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3D Animation & VFX Courses LA

As one of the top 3D Animation & Visual Effects Schools in the world, the Academy offers a wide range of animation training, from immersive short-term workshops to an intensive Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program. When enrolling in the 3D Animation & Visual Effects School at the Academy, students can expect to take an animation course in some, if not all, of the following topics:

3D Essentials Modeling I Drawing & Anatomy
Figure in Motion Cinematography Drawing Lab
Animation I Color Theory Ecorche
Traditional Sculpture Lighting & Rendering Texturing & Look Development
Character Setup Scripting in Python & Mel Character Design & Creation
Matte Painting Digital Environments Fundamentals of Dynamics
Compositing Screenwriting Special Topics in Animation
Imaginatomy Storyboarding Professional Development in Animation
Matchmoving Storyboard & Animatic Movement & Improvisational Acting
History of Animation Stop Motion Animation

3D Animation & VFX Classes LA

Students planning on taking an animation class at the Academy’s Animation School can do so year-round. The start dates and tuition costs for each animation class can be viewed here.

3D Animation & VFX Degrees LA

For students looking to earn a BFA Animation Degree at the Academy’s 3D Animation & Visual Effects School in Los Angeles should enroll in the following degree program offered exclusively at our LA campus.

3D Animation & VFX Workshops LA

Students who wish to commit to a full-time short-term animation workshop and learn the fundamentals of 3D animation will be interested in the following workshop offered at the Academy’s Animation School.

3D Animation & VFX Programs LA

For those students looking to immerse themselves in the Academy’s 3D animation programs at our Los Angeles Animation School, the following program is recommended.

3D Animation & VFX Faculty LA

The Academy’s 3D animation & visual effects faculty at our Los Angeles campus is a dynamic group of award-winning professionals who are continuously active in the fields of animation and visual effects, and are also passionate about providing invaluable insight and mentorship to their students. Meet some of our distinguished faculty members.

Learn more about 3D Animation & Visual Effects faculty from the Los Angeles campus here.

3D Animation & VFX Alumni

New York Film Academy’s 3D Animation & VFX School celebrates alumni that have worked on multiple noteworthy feature films and animated productions and gone on to work for some of the notable companies and organizations below.

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

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Contact Us

For students wishing to learn about the art of animation at the Academy’s 3D Animation & Visual Effects School in Los Angeles, you can call the Academy at +1 (818) 333-3558 or click on the following links to get more information about the school.

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