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Studies Diploma in FX and Digital Composition

Diploma in
FX and Digital Compositing

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Diploma in FX and Digital Composition
2 years
In-person (Madrid)
February 2025

Become an FX expert, the most in-demand profession in the animation industry

Make the impossible possible. Learn to create new worlds on each shoot through the use of industry-leading programs with a creative look at visual narrative.

With the Diploma in FX and Digital Composition you will be able to create new worlds, experience the most innovative tools and collaborate on projects to develop a creative professional portfolio. You will be trained in a multidisciplinary university environment that will allow you to acquire a technical and artistic profile to stand out in an increasingly competitive sector.

A program focused not only on technique, but also on how visual effects tell stories. You will learn to master the tools used in large studios while preparing to make your mark in the world of VFX.

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to study in TAI


The most innovative tools and techniques in the industry

Delve into the present of the industry and technology by learning to handle the most used software in the major international studios: Houdini, Maya, Adobe Substance, Redshift, Arnold and ZBrush, programs with which Disney, DreamWorks or Pixar imagine and develop his most avant-garde projects.


Position yourself at the forefront of the world of design and animation

Acquire the skills most in demand in major productions and explore your abilities to create fantastic worlds, amazing effects and captivating animations.


One team for the rest of my life

The transversal projects in which you will participate will become transformative experiences and a unique opportunity to network.


Learn from great professionals and visionaries in the industry

Train alongside professionals from major national and international animation production companies who will show you all the keys to connecting your creations with the industry.


If you want to go even further, discover our mastercollege students

Take another step in your career by specializing with a Master TAI in Indie VFX or Advanced Shot Composition for Film and TV.

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In TAI we believe that studying what you like should be easy, that is why we put at your disposal the best conditions to finance your studies: exclusive TAI, adapted 100% to you and with responsible fees.

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Study Plan

Course 1

Expert I. 3D modeling for scenarios, vehicles and objects

Introduction to Autodesk Maya and polygon modeling
Materials and textures (Adobe Substance 3D Painter)
Sculptural modeling (ZBrush)
Lighting and shadows (Redshift, Arnold)
Rigging objects using controllers and bones
3D Animation
Image and sound editing and composition (DaVinci Resolve)
Creation of professional reel

Expert II. FX with Houdini for film and TV

3D Principles and Houdini 101
Animation and procedural modeling
SOP solver

Course 2

Expert III. Advanced Houdini FX for Film and TV

Advanced controls
Digital assets
Advanced VEX
Production pipeline
Creation of custom tools

Expert IV. Composition with Nuke

Introduction to Foundry Nuke
Composition Basics
Painting and rotoscoping tools
Tracker nodes
Keying and withdrawal of funds
3D composition and environments
Final project

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Student profile

  • Students who want to get started in the world of visual effects and digital composition.
  • Self-taught digital art students who seek to equip themselves with tools to professionalize their artistic abilities in the creative industries environment.


No prior knowledge is required to access the first course. A personal interview is carried out (in person or online).

Possibility of access to the second course directly if the applicant proves the required skills and knowledge.

Career Opportunities

VFX artist

Create visual effects for films, television series, advertisements and video games using Houdini, renowned for its power in complex dynamics and realistic simulations.

Digital composer

Use Nuke to combine visual elements from multiple sources, creating cohesive and visually stunning final images.

FX Simulation Artist

Take charge of ensuring that the lighting in VFX scenes matches that of the captured images, improving the integration and realism of the compositions.

Texture and materials artist

Design and apply textures and materials to 3D models, ensuring that visual elements are seamlessly integrated into final scenes.

Visual Effects Supervisor (VFX Supervisor)

Manage teams of VFX artists and control the creation of effects according to the director's vision and project specifications.

Render Technical Director (TD render)

Manage the rendering process in production studios, including optimizing time and quality of final renders.

VFX tools developer

Create custom tools to improve and streamline visual effects workflows in production studios.

Rotoscoping and matchmove artist

Work on preparing elements to perfectly match the movement and geometry of the filmed shots, an essential skill in effects composition.

Freelance in visual effects and composition

He offers freelance services in visual effects and digital compositing for a variety of digital media projects.

VFX teacher

Teaches visual effects techniques, Houdini, Nuke and other aspects of VFX production in educational institutions or specialized workshops.


Facilities | multimedia classrooms
multimedia classrooms
Facilities | Audience
Facilities | set Ibiza
set Ibiza
Facilities | set Oudrid
set Oudrid
Facilities | Recoletos set
Recoletos set

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Diploma in FX and Digital Composition. Obtain a technical as well as artistic profile with a high employability rate in a multidisciplinary university space.

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