Visual Effects, Toronto Film School

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About Visual Effects at Toronto Film School

Visual effects is the balanced amalgamation of left brain and right brain thinking. Artists rely on technical skills and software knowledge to bring creative ideas to life and a filmmaker's vision to the screen.

Toronto Film School's Visual Effects (VFX) Diploma deconstructs the VFX pipeline with a cumulative approach to teaching the art. Each term yields a practical outcome that prepares students to take up industry assignments. Students start working with a still shot, blend it with 3D assets and film and then add visual effects. The program culminates with students pulling all this together and creating the final VFX shot that is then evaluated by industry professionals.

Students graduate prepared to handle complex VFX assignments and with a diverse portfolio that maximizes employment prospects.

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Entry requirements

To apply for our Visual Effects Diploma, you need:

  • A Canadian High School Diploma (Grade 12) or its equivalent.
  • A completed mature student test, which can be administered online, if you are over 18 years old and have not graduated from high school. Please discuss with your Admissions Advisor.


  • Four photography pieces following specific guidelines: a portrait, a landscape, a product, and an action shot.
  • All these shots must be unaltered and at the HD resolution of 1920×1280.
  • Assessment criteria: ability to take direction, an existing understanding of perspective, colour, composition, the aptitude for capturing images and telling stories with them.
  • The guidelines for shots are designed to be consistent with the skills students will develop in Term 1.

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