I’m trying to learn as much as possible about schools that teach vfx and the industry in general before I put any serious money towards it. I thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask around here about the various schools and jobs people may have experienced, and get some different opinions.
So in the interest of starting a discussion, I’m very curious to hear your opinion on the subject. What did you like/dislike about a school, do you believe a formal education is required to get into the vfx industry? What jobs have you done, what do you think about the industry in general? ect…
I’ll try to start, but my opinion is lmited since I have only looked at a few schools, and lack any kind of professional experience.
As a Canadian, it looks like the best schools are in Vancouver BC. Schools like CG Masters and Lost Boys offer specialized courses that focus on a very specific area of the industry, like compositing or 3D modeling. I think these schools are more attractive than something more general like VanArts or Seneca in Toronto. The big downside is that these schools are expensive, with tuitions upwards of $34,000.