Visual Effects for Film and Television, Postgraduate Certificate | Seneca College | North York, Canada
8 months
25101 CAD/year
10079 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Visual Effects for Film and Television program at Seneca College is a leading provider for training in the dynamic and challenging special effects industry.

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The Visual Effects for Film and Television program at Seneca College  is a Houdini-certified school and all other software taught (Maya, Nuke) is industry standard. You will work on assignments that mirror the practical work you would do at a VFX studio to create a high-quality portfolio.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Digital painting and retouching
  • 2D/3D integration
  • 3D modelling, texturing, rendering and lighting
  • 3D tracking
  • Procedural dynamics simulations

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Digital effects artist
  • Digital compositor
  • Lighting artist

Your knowledge, skills and experiences will enable you to pursue opportunities in the entertainment industry to create visual effects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 2D and 3D Compositing
  • Maya Dynamics
  • Procedural Effects Animation
  • Matchmoving for VFX
  • Look Development for VFX
  • Asset Development for VFX

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Seneca offers admission to students up to the first day of classes. However, applications will not be accepted once a program becomes full. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply soon.


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree or college diploma or equivalent in fine art, 2D/3D animation, photography, film/video, architecture or graphic design
  • Letter of intent
  • Art/image portfolio
  • English proficiency for graduate certificates

After you apply, you will receive details of how and when to submit your letter and portfolio.

Your portfolio should include a total of five pieces of work related to visual effects and/or motion graphics. It can consist of 2D or 3D work that you have done in a previous course or on your own, such as:

  • 3D models you created, textured, rendered or animated
  • Image manipulation using programs such as Photoshop (with ‘before and after’ images)
  • Compositing, design or motion graphic work
  • Student films or photography (maximum five pieces)
  • You can submit your portfolio as images, a demo reel (no longer than two minutes) or as a website. 

Applicants are selected for admission based on the strength of their portfolio.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25101 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25101 CAD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    10079 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10079 CAD per year during 8 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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