About School

With more than 14 years of experience and based in Barcelona, at FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School we offer specialised training in 3D animation, Visual Effects (VFX), Design and 3D art for videogames, Concept Art and Cinema to students from all over the world, which allows us to be the only school to cover all the necessary training for the film industry and to offer our students a transversal training so that their professional profile is highly qualified.

Another of its training branches is architectural visualisation (FX ANIMATION Barcelona ArchViz School), a pioneering school in 3D and VR training for architects and interior designers.

The demand and quality of our teaching has positioned us internationally as the 4th best VFX school in the world (Rookies Awards) and 5th best 3D animation school in Europe (Animation Career Review). Our long history and the level of job placement of our students, has positioned us as the top 3D and Film school of reference in Spain and one of the most sought after worldwide. We have opted for our own specialised, high-performance qualification in order to be in line with the exceptional professional profiles of the industry.

Our values as a school:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Confidence and trust
  • Honesty
  • Commitment
  • Passion
  • Rigour
  • Flexibility

With a clear vision of preparing students for the future in general and the world of work in particular, we have focused on an educational model adapted to the new student profiles of the 21st century in order to respond to the new jobs required by industry; we are committed to promoting creativity, leadership, teamwork, technical training, critical capacity and self-sufficiency of our students as future professionals.

Our pedagogical method and innovation in training results in a 99% job placement rate for our students, both nationally and internationally. Certified by the main software manufacturers (Autodesk Official School, SideFX, Maxon, Foundry...) we have more than 800 international companies where our students work, which guarantee their high level of training and professional training.

General Info

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Facilities

Located in Barcelona in the heart of [email protected] (the technological and audiovisual district par excellence).

  • 7.000m2 of facilities distributed over 4 floors
  • 5 film sets
  • Chroma sets
  • Student service area

SPECIALISED SPACES: technical classrooms, workshops, Esports room, projection room, photographic studio, sound, colour and editing rooms...

MULTI-PURPOSE SPACES: areas for study, relaxation, meetings...

COMMON SPACES: more than 1.400m2

  • Library
  • Equipped office area
  • Cafeteria
  • Dining room
  • Open terrace

Staff

FX ANIMATION works closely linked to the industry: its basis when organizing its training plans is direct feedback from the industry. Through continuous R∓D and networking with the professional sector, it offers its students direct communication and contact with the world of work and the latest technological advances. Within its curricula, it offers mandatory interships in specialized companies, masterclasses and workshops with relevant figuresfrom the international professional sector, attendance at festivals and events related to 3D and cinema and study trips to meet the best studies worldwide (ILM, Cinesite, DNEG, MPC and Framestore among others).

Student Showcase

Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D and Film School students produce during their education.

Gerard Pasqual Gill

I started with the world of 3D when I was study a grade of animation 3D, video games and interactive environments at Vic Univeristy [ TEKNÓS ] at 2014. When I was finished, I was started studying a Ma...

Nuria Rodriguez

Since i was a teenager, i always liked playing creative games, watching youtubers gameplays and artists streamings. I have always known i wanted to do something artistic since i was little. And magica...

Pablo Estapé Roca

I realized that I wanted to study VFX when I started to wonder how these destructions and sci-fi worlds were made. And I decide to get into the CGI world.

Brandon Rene Jibaja Pico

Since I have memory, I remember playing TRETRIS with my sister in the NES console, such good memories.

Jonathan Aceituno Fuentes

Two years ago I realized that it was time to change my career path, I worked as a graphic designer until then.

Daniel Cano Martinez

When I get my studies in programming I had to make a projects that involved the art of design. Working in design made me realize that what I really wanted to do. I finished my studies in app developme...

Daniel García Martínez

I've been interested in video games ever since I was a kid and I've had a clear goal in mind since my early teens. I'd like to work in the industry. This idea has changed over the years and I've found...

Xavier Valencia Camacho

From the age of 3 as soon as I started playing video games. And in my adolescence I already realized that my favorite part was being an artist of environments

JORDI TORCAL | VFX TD @ MPC

I personally believe that if it is not the best school, it is among the 3 best to study any variant of 3D. In the case of visual effects, it is essential to learn the knowledge that is given at school and take it on with a lot of self-interest. The demand that is given at school, is essential to leave prepared as there is now more and more professional competition which means that your quality has to go up if you want to achieve a job in the industry. I would definitely go back to training at FX ANIMATION.

Courses

Courses related to drawing / fine art / illustration, art history, image and film analysis, concept art / chara design, storytelling, storyboard, digital image processing (Photoshop), modelling, look dev, lighting/shading, texturing, compositing, animation, rigging, script, fx. Professional English courses.

CAREER AND SUPERIOR VFX MASTER WITH MAYA AND HOUDINI

These are the most prestigious VFX formations in Spain and one of the most recognized internationally by both the training sector and the industry. You will be trained as an expert in 3D for visual effects (VFX) at the Official School and recognized by Side FX to provide training in Houdini. This training will give you access to both national and international productions; students from this training have worked on some of the most important blockbusters such as Aquaman, Hellboy, The Lion King and Juego de Tronos, among others.

CAREER AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN CHARACTER ANIMATION

With a totally practical and transversal training that integrates the bases of cinema, the principles of animation and the Concept Art, the techniques and the most advanced software of the industry, you will be trained as a high level animator mastering all the artistic and technical knowledge necessary to be part of a work team so that you will be able to face any professional project whether it is in cinema, tv, advertising or video games.

CAREER AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN VIDEO GAMES

These are the most specialized training courses with the best level of results in 3D art for video games at a national level. You will learn in depth to work with professional methodologies and pipelines, to master the tools of 3D creation and its integration into standard video game engines (Unreal Engine and Unity3D).
From the first day you will develop individual and group projects achieving results of similar quality to the latest titles published by the national and international industry.

CAREER AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN CONCEPT ART

In these trainings you will learn the artistic and technical basics of conceptual art from 2D to 3D. The main objective is to strengthen your artistic bases and skills to master the creation of characters and environments that are technically suitable for use in real image film production, animation or video games.

CAREER AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN FILM DIRECTING

Through our own methodology based on continuous practice and work on transversal projects, you will learn both the technique and the creative work of the cinematographic sector in order to develop your professional parofile in one of the following specializations: film directing, scriptwriting, production, photography direction, edition and editing, postproduction and/or VFX.

MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTION FOR CINEMA

You will be trained in an aesthetic and creative way, focusing especially on the technical and technological side of film, to prepare you for the new ways of approaching filming: chroma shots (indoor and outdoor), image and visual effects integration (VFX), virtual reality photography and, in general, post-production work after the shoot.

You will actively participate as part of a photography team (DOP, camera operator, cinematographer...) in shoots linked to the short films, documentaries, web series and advertising of the students of Film Direction, integrating you also in the professional shooting teams of the production company associated with the school (SeñoraX)

SUPERIOR MASTER IN POSTPRODUCTION - COMPOSITING

Aimed at students and professionals in the audiovisual sector, film, advertising, television, graduates in Audiovisual Communication, Fine Arts or other university qualifications related to the audiovisual sector. With this Master, you will be able to master editing and post-production techniques with Nuke-X with a complete training in work processes. You will learn in depth the techniques of editing, montage, sound, chromakey, 3D integration, lighting, multilayer composition, rotomasking, camera track, particles, Motion Graphics 2D, advanced composition for VR, color technology and set superstition.

MASTER IN MOTION GRAPHICS

This master is aimed at students and professionals in 3D, film, audiovisual, graphic design, creative, composers, animators and 3D artists who wish to complement and/or enrich their knowledge in Motion Graphics 3D and Compositing. You will learn advanced integration and compositing techniques in After Effects and the creation of quality 3D visuals with Cinema 4D, which will allow you to have a much more complete training than any other postproduction professional, being able to make projects with a faster workflow and optimal quality building functional and harmonious pieces such as advertising spots, visuals for film (bumpers) and TV, music videos, corporate and product design among others.

MASTER IN EDITION AND ASSEMBLY

You will specialize as a professional by mastering the process of editing and montage (Premier, Protools and Avid), color correction (Da Vinci) and 2D Motion Graphics (After Effects) so that you get to control both the tools and techniques needed and the criteria of professional work so that you can deliver complete and finished projects.
This 100% practical training will allow you to acquire the necessary production experience, so that you can enter the job market having faced projects with professional quality, production times and professional results.

MASTER'S DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION

In this training you will master not only the operation of the programs (3DSMax, V-Ray, Forest Pack and Rail Clone) but also the techniques and methods of building photorealistic renders and virtual reality (Unreal Engine). The student will be able to face any preview project no matter how complex it is and will achieve professional quality finishes. You will learn how to import FBX objects from 3DS Max to Unreal, the engine's material editor, nodes and textures. You will work with the lighting tools available in Unreal Engine for the creation of photorealistic environments, the use of Blueprints for the development of interactivity, post-processing and dynamic effects, as well as landscape elements that facilitate the generation of natural environments with vegetation, water, etc. You will also learn how to add environmental sounds to make interactive presentations more immersive. At the end of your training you will have a personal project of renders and VR that will allow you to have a professional portfolio to position yourself professionally.


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