International Master en VFX

Specialize in VFX with the best professionals!

We offer you a specific training to acquire an effective, practical and updated mastery of the software required to achieve and develop modern solutions when creating VFX for any media.


October to June


E-learning and online mentoring




7 months


International Master




Nowadays, the synthesis image is perfectly integrated in the real image films we see every day. In fact, the work of integrating CGI-generated elements with those previously recorded is present in 90% of productions. In this context, the work of VFX professionals is increasingly extensive and has become an essential element in audiovisual productions.

In the International Master in VFX we propose a specific training to acquire an effective, practical and updated mastery of the software required to achieve and develop modern solutions when creating VFX for any media.


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Methodology and educational objectives

At L’Idem we apply a dynamic methodology developed based on professional practice.

This specialized training will be delivered through an e-learning platform. A virtual learning space in which students will access the contents, activities and assignments through the Internet.


Academical excellence

Program based on the absolute mastery of the knowledge, software and technical skills of an FX Artist.


Orientation to the world of work

This program prepares you to start working as a Junior in any VFX studio in the world almost immediately. It also prepares you to be able to carry out your own projects or to be able to start being an independent VFX artist.


Connection with the industry

This specific training uses the same tools and techniques that the most renowned Post and VFX studios in the world use.


Professional validation

Specialized training given by the best FX Artists in Europe.

Program – International Master in VFX



  • Introducción al cine, vídeo y fotografía (2 ECTS): Técnicas de cámara en Cine y Fotografía (ángulos, composición, espacios de color y framing). Trabajar con formatos de vídeo, tipos y compresiones según los estándares actuales de postproducción y adquisición de imágenes y planos (plates).
  • Introducción en Post (2 ECTS): Primeros pasos en composición 2D. Trabajando con videos y secuencias de imágenes. Tareas básicas, edición y preparación de material y plates. Máscaras, trabajar con layers.
  • Módulo Match-move I + Aplicación proyectos reales (1 ECTS): Empezar entender cómo recrear el movimiento de cámara en la computadora. Tracking 2D, planar tracking y estabilización en After Effects y Mocha.
  • Módulo Match-move II (1 ECTS): Tracking 3D y lens distortion. Object, Facial y Head Matchmoving.
  • Módulo Match-move III (1 ECTS): Object, Facial y Head Matchmoving.
  • Módulo Introducción al CG (5 ECTS): Uso básico, trabajando con los MatchMove realizados empezar con tareas de Layout y blocking.
  • Introducción a la composición por Nodos (2 ECTS): Principios de composición, primeras tareas uniendo los modelos y MatchMove hecho en clase.
  • Módulo NUKE I (2 ECTS): Principios de composición, Roto prep, primeras tareas de CG comp uniendo los modelos y MatchMove hecho en clase.
  • Módulo NUKE II (2 ECTS): Técnicas de Matchmove en Nuke. 3D compositing, CG Comp por Passes e introducción a la integración CG con plates.
  • Módulo NUKE III (2 ECTS): Introducción a extracción de Cromas (Blue/Greenscreen removal).
  • Houdini I (4 ECTS): Introducción al software Houdini, teoria de Simulaciones y partículas.
  • Houdini II (4 ECTS): Simulación de humo, fuego y agua.
  • Houdini III (4 ECTS): Simulación de explosiones complejas, recreación de materiales y su comportamiento real.
  • Módulo VFX I (6 ECTS): Compositing de Partículas renderizadas en Arnold en Maya utilizando caches creados en Houdini por los alumnos. Composición del CG en plates.
  • Módulo VFX II (6 ECTS): Adquisición de plates por parte de los alumnos. Preparación layout y Edit en After Effects. 3D tracking y MatchMove en Nuke, composición e integración 2D del material hecho por alumnos en Nuke. Técnicas avanzadas de composición y composición de Cromas. Intro a Deep Compositing con las simulaciones realizadas.
  • Taller final (7 ECTS): Adquisición de plates. Lens Distortion removal y MatchMove en SynthEyes o 3D equalizer. Layout en Maya. Creación de partículas en Houdini aplicado a cada escena en particular. Render de las simulaciones hechas por alumnos en Arnold desde Maya con pases. Set extension, prep, DMP (Digital Matte Painting), Composición 3D por pases e integración final del CG con cromas y plates.
  • Prácticas en empresa (9 ECTS)


Career Opportunities / Employability

Visual Effects Artist

Development of your own projects in their entirety. Create your own digital pieces, develop entirely VFX solutions independently or in teams.

VFX Compositor

Final image composition and shot creation for any kind of audiovisual production (films, commercials, TV series…) using filmed or CG elements.

On-Set Supervisor

Supervision of visual effects shots execution, management of budget, schedule and expectations..

Match-moving Artist

Recreation of object and camera movement on the computer in order to carry out all the following steps in the VFX workflow.

Houdini FX Artist

Creation of photorealistic and physically realistic visual effects (dust, water, smoke, explosions, destruction, etc).

Houdini Groom TD

Creation of believable hair, fur and feathers for characters and environments in high-end VFX projects.

Student Projects


Who is this program for?

People who want to change their career path

Are you thinking of changing industry? This International Master is designed to develop the skills necessary to work as an FX Artist at an international level.

People who want to boost their career

Take this program to complement your knowledge and you will have a real picture of how all the areas involved in a Visual Effects pipeline work.

Recent graduates

Have you just graduated from university? This International Master will equip you with the fundamental skills to start your career in the exciting world of Visual Effects.

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    Scholarships and study grants

    In order to facilitate access to the educational offerings of the L’Idem campuses, the school pays special attention to promoting talent through various types of study grants.

    Assistance throughout the entire training at L’Idem Barcelona. It is essential to present the official accrediting document.

    International Students
    Given to international candidates with high school or equivalent studies, or previous university studies to help with accommodation and travel expenses during the first year of studies.

    Academic Excellence
    For high school students with a grade point average of 9 or higher who are entering the school for the first time.

    Single Parent Family
    Assistance throughout the entire course of studies at L’Idem Barcelona. It is essential to present the official document accrediting this..

    Large Family
    Assistance throughout the entire course at L’Idem Barcelona. It is essential to present the official accrediting document.

    Aid aimed at facilitating national students mobility whose residence is located more than 200 km from L’Idem Barcelona and need help to move during the first year of studies.

    The scholarships and grants awarded are made effective through a discount on the total cost of the course. For more information you can contact our Admissions Department.