Visual Effects Production (VFX)

Postgraduate Degree

The Visual Effects Production (VFX) Postgraduate Degree provides advanced training not only in industry-specific software, but also teaches students on the development of the artistic vision and attention to detail needed to work on relevant projects and companies in the field (national and international).

a. Characteristics

  • Novelty offer in the national context
  • Strong involvement of the community and cultural practices of the region. Participation, through constant initiatives (Artistic Residencies, Seminars, Summer School) of artists, directors and international specialists in the fields of cinema and Visual Effects Production (VFX). It combines the experience of professors from the School of Arts (PhDs, specialists and award-winners) with international professionals of equal relevance
  • Dynamic cultural context (Artistic Residencies, film cycles, cinematic exhibitions)
  • Faculty with great organizational and creative capacity, including internationally renowned artists and researchers
  • Use of the technical and artistic resources of the School (audiovisual laboratories, digital filming equipment, chroma-key studio, MoCap Laboratory, sound studios, video post-production and VFX laboratories).
  • Teaching aimed at the development of individual projects both in the area of artistic creation and professional training.
  • Possibility of teaching entirely in English (international student recruitment).
  • Project methodology based on direct relationship with faculty.

b. Professional Outlets

For every complex and surprising scene you see in cinema or TV, there are 2D/3D and “Compositing” artists who use real images captured by the camera and integrate computer generated elements to create incredible shots and sequences that deceive and dazzle our eyes. perception.

c. Research

The Postgraduate course is be integrated into the infrastructure of the Center for Digital Creativity, benefiting from its connection to the creative industry, cultural entities and audiovisual producers, and in the context of research, at CITAR - Center for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts.

The Center has, in its research activities, a team of researchers working in the field of cinema and cinematic art, producing articles, projects and artistic creations within this context. This group of researchers has, in recent years, a relevant scientific production in areas such as contemporary cinema, Portuguese cinema, experimental cinema, visual arts, photography, curation, aesthetics, etc.

Graduates benefit from a broad cultural program already in place that includes Artist Residencies, film sessions, regular exhibitions, interdisciplinary seminars and a Summer School. It will also benefit from collaboration protocols with different cultural entities, such as: Serralves Museum, Porto City Council, Porto/Post/Doc, Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery, Curtas Vila do Conde, Future Places, etc.

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