Visual Effects, Digital Arts & Animation (BA (Hons))

Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology Germany

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 11750 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 11750 per year

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About Visual Effects, Digital Arts & Animation at Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology

Master the latest, cutting-edge digital technologies whilst producing 2D and 3D animations, digital images and visual effects solutions for film, gaming, AR/VR, live performance, installation and interactive art. Our degree course immerses you in the world of visual fx and digital art design with a vast range of 'hands on' projects, real world briefs, professional workflows and experimental hands-on workshops that will broaden your outlook and focus your creative output. This practical multidisciplinary and project-based programme is designed to provide you with the tools and techniques required to engage with a wide scope of technologies and to explore new forms of storytelling.Throughout this multidisciplinary programme, you will gain the crucial skills across these key industry-relevant areas, which are needed to excel in whichever direction you decide to pursue in your career as an artist and technologist. Our project-based curriculum allows you to build a portfolio while you shape your academic projects towards your professional goals and interests. Whether you're interested in gaming, animation, immersive installations or on-set VFX, this programme provides you with the knowledge, gear, facilities and guidance to realise your creative and professional goals.Make the impossible become real with the creative tools of tomorrow. Learn cutting edge industry practices from on-set practical effects to generative visuals…then smash the standards and pioneer new ways forward. Immerse yourself in our unique creative laboratory to explore unmapped visual frontiers through hands-on learning, collaborative projects and real-world challenges. Walk away with a wide-ranging portfolio.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 11750 per yearInternational course feesEUR 11750 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Single payment or installments

Entry requirements

For more information about international entry requirements, please visit the Catalyst Info Hub.

What students think about Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology

    A.R. - Director and Film Production alum

    From a film student perspective, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Catalyst (Formerly dBs Berlin). I took the 1 year diploma course with plans to expand my portfolio and apply for a Masters in Fine Arts degree at NYU, USC, and Loyola in the US - I ended up being accepted into all 3. By taking advantage of the resources and the extremely helpful tutors (booking equipment during my free time, meeting tutors privately for script feedback, etc), I was aided in creating a handful of valuable short films in such a short time span.

    The cohort has extremely hard working people, those interested in collaborating and sharing ideas in a non-competitive space. My latest film, 'Generation Z', has just been accepted into Indie Short Fest in LA, and I thank Catalyst (formerly dBs Berlin) for the resources, feedback, as well as my hardworking crew for helping me with this amazing experience. Highly recommend!

    H.C - producer, live artist and Electronic Music Production & Performance alum

    "Signing up to Catalyst (formerly dBs Berlin) was one of the best decisions i've made. I was on the fence for a while whether taking a music production degree would be worth its while financially but I'm very glad I did. I was operating in the music industry for a few years from a more business perspective, but needed to express ideas I had bottled up. Firstly having the opportunity to work in studios as respected worldwide as Funkhaus is something I feel truly blessed to enjoy. I have even ended up making a track with a very talented producer on my favourite label.

    The teaching I have experienced has pushed me to try creative production techniques I would of otherwise not necessarily explored. In addition to this I feel like my knowledge of both production techniques and my contextual understanding of musical movements has vastly improved. I think this is hugely undervalued and will help anyone progress that little bit further.

    I would say however you need to be in the right mindset to get the most out of what Catalyst has to offer. Attend each class, ask questions and book out your max studio hours otherwise you won't get the most out of it. If you are driven and proactive enough then it can serve you well but that's your decision."

    J.K - Screen Acting student

    "I love that we're treated like we are already working in the industry. I think that aspect of the school is one of the most important parts because you learn the hard way what needs to be done and what you can expect when stepping out of the Funkhaus with a degree in your hand. I feel like at the end of the third year I'm going to be fully prepared and ready to take on the industry."⁠⁠

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