The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School, aka The DAVE School, is reviewing portfolios for the upcoming start. Established in the year 2000 by Jeff Scheetz of Foundation Imaging and staffed with a faculty of highly accomplished industry professionals, the DAVE School is recognized as one of the top ten schools in the world for film, television and game production. If you are driven to join this elite, inspiring industry, to share your creative work on screen, your chance to enroll in this prestigious, exciting industry begins at daveschool.com
Remote students have the option to pursue DAVE‘s 30-month online Bachelor’s degree programs in either Motion Graphics or Production Programming. With Production Programming’s seven tracks to choose from, they will earn to design software, write code and manage databases for games, film and more. The Motion Graphics degree prepares the student in the principles of composition, design, compositing and animation so often seen in today’s film, games, television and websites.
The curriculum prepares enrollees of all ages, from novice to advanced, for the real-world challenges of the entertainment industry through programs designed to propel them to their highest capability in the shortest amount of time. Enrollees with little or no experience begin with entry-level fundamentals but are soon called upon to produce the advanced quality that rivals the best schools in the industry. Courses in software and production skills, workflow processes and team creativity, challenges under tight deadlines, and lessons on achieving the director’s vision help round out the curriculum.
Graduates emerge industry-ready with networking and presentations skills and a solid demo reel catered to their career of choice demonstrating any number of technical skills in digital modeling, computer animation, lighting, texturing and compositing, ready for a future in film, games, commercials, music videos or short films. They are frequently rewarded with placement at studios from MPC to Stereo D, who have accepted as many as 65 graduates within a single year. No less than 25 Dave School graduates were hired on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 alone.
The career services department fosters close ties with studios around the world, giving graduates the opportunity to attend on-site job fairs fully prepared for face-to-face interviews. Assistance doesn’t stop there. Though current graduates take precedence, the DAVE School is on hand to help place previous graduates in new positions as well.