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    The School of VFX and Animation
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Living Arts has been preparing students for the VFX and Animation industry for over 30 years.
Find out how we discover, develop, and graduate today's professional creative talent at the School of Animation and Game Design at Living Arts College.
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Modeling & Sculpting

Begin your adventure in animation with modeling. Build character concepts using Maya and other digital modeling software.

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 Modeling & Sculpting

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Concept Design

Concept design begins with a well-structured story. Directors and industry professionals value technical apptitude AND the ability to develop characters in meaningful ways.

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 Concept Design

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Game Asset Production

Before diving into animation and video game development, you will begin your studies by designing a board game that would have captured the intererst of players 20 years ago. This will help foster an understanding of basic game mechanics which can then be applied to your video game projects.

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 Game Asset Production

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Game Engine Fundamentals

Learn game design using UNITY and other game engine tools. You will practice and improve your game production skills as our talented instructors provide you with constructive GREENLIGHT critiques.

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 Game Engine Fundamentals

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Game Production

Gain valuable insight into the workflow for video game development, including Game Play, Game Engine Interaction, Debugging, Testing, Audio Design, Programming steps, and much more.

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 Game Production

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Modeling & Animating

We offer advanced Modeling and Animation courses that focus on character rigging, walk cycles, and more.

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 Modeling & Animating

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Animation & Camera

3D Animation occupies space, and as a result, you will learn about perspective and how to select the correct lens to achieve a desired effect. Will the perspective be first person or third person? Should I use a wide angle, normal, or longer lens? These are some of the questions you will ask yourself

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 Animation Fundamentals

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Visual Effects

At the School of VFX and Animation at Living Arts College you will have the opportunity to use professional compositing software such as Nuke and Adobe After Effects. You will learn how perspective, lighting, and atmospherics interact to create stunning visual effects.

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 Visual Effects

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Look Development

Some key challenges that await the aspiring visual effects artist are look development, lighting, and rendering. At the School of VFX and Animation at Living Arts College we will guide you and help you refine your production capabilities.

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 Look Development

Let us help you move
your potential into the studio!

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

Connect with our team of experienced VFX & ANIMATION instructors at America's Creativity College.

This is a unique program that takes VFX & Animation skills to a higher level. Living Arts College alumni have gone on to work on blockbuster films, top video game titles, and broadcast advertising. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Living Arts College offers small class sizes, allowing our talented instructors to guide our students and help them achieve success in a fast-paced, studio environment. Raleigh is also home to some major video game producers and software developers. Living Arts College has been enhancing careers in Animation & Game Design for over 23 years.

Qualify for a 12 month PID — Professional Intensive Diploma or 3 year BA Degree. Connect with an Advisor to learn if you qualify.

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

Complete the affordable PROFESSIONAL INTENSIVE DIPLOMA (PID) in 12 MONTHS.

Living Arts College also offers a more affordable version of our Animation & VFX program. Once accepted, the student will be enrolled in our intense, 12 month program. The program includes fewer calendar breaks with the added option of enrolling in classes year around. As a result of the accelerated program, qualified students will have only one year of tuition costs and one less year of general expenses, including campus housing, meals, etc. Furthermore, graduates of the PID program can enter the job market sooner! If time is an issue for you, the Professional Intensive Diploma (PID) may be your best option. Once you have graduated from the program, you can always continue your education at Living Arts College by enrolling in some of our compositing software courses to learn how to incorporate visual special effects skills in your animations. Connect with an Adivsor today to see if you qualify for the PID studio animation program!

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 LIVING ARTS COLLEGE?

The curriculum for improving your professional potential and standing out from the crowd.

To achieve success in the VFX & Animation industry, you will need a strong foundation that combines design excellence with measurable business and studio management goals. The animation and game design education you will receive at Living Arts College will help prepare you for professional and creative success!

The curriculum for our Animation and Game Design program includes:


Foundation Study |  Animation and Game Design Studio Development |  General Education |  Website Marketing |  Portfolio Development

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Gabriel Smith
Animation and Game Design Graduate

“The school gave me the environment and skills that any 3D artist would love to have... The campus also allows students to network and learn about other aspects of entertainment through Graphic Design, Music, Marketing and more. All great elements to help promote yourself as an artist. I would and already have recommended this program and school to others!"

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Justin Harrington
Animation and Game Design Graduate

"I wanted to be unique and I wanted to do something that felt unique. Not only did they help me form a solid foundation of skills, but they also taught me how to expand on my knowledge. I am incredibly lucky to have found a school that was willing and able to help become the kind of creative professional that I wanted to be."

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Zeke Mateus
Animation and Game Design Graduate

“I learned a lot from the Living Arts College. The work you put in really pays off. The experiences and friends I made there have truly shaped who I am today.“

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