Master of Arts in Computer Animation and Visual effects
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
EUR 12,000 / per year
Earliest start date
Creativity and technology to create computer animation and visual effects.
The MA Degree Program in Computer Animation and Visual Effects at RUFA is an artistic specialization course designed to train designers in digital animation and visual effects for film, television, audiovisual productions, and the web to blend digital technology, manual reproduction, cultural know-how, and creative capacity.
Computer animation and Visual effects are part of the creative and operative resources often used in the creation of movement, action, and narration.
In computer animation, there is a world of professional opportunities.
In the world of audiovisual production, the demand for digital animation and visual effects professionals is very high. The available technical resources to create visual effects and animation are in continuous and constant development, and the digitally enhanced image is an essential creative ingredient.
For this reason, a designer today who knows how to create visual effects and digital animation has a successful professional career path ahead of them in 3D animation and motion graphics, in filmmaking, television, video games, and advertising.
Learn and design, manage, and create an animated product.
The MA Degree Program in Computer Animation and Visual Effects puts emphasis on teaching how to produce animation and young designers must use their theoretical knowledge to develop content (conceptual study and psychological analysis, history of cinema, analysis, and writing of film expression, deep understanding of the process of animation, historic and cultural environments) and their hands-on technical abilities to design and create their own animated products (storyboarding, creating animated sequencing, 2D compositing, and 3D software utilization).
The course also includes learning how to manage and produce an entire creative project (design, content, script, production plan, teamwork, and deadline management).
Studying and producing to prepare for the future.
The MA Degree Program in Computer Animation and Visual Effects produces concrete results: the digital clips and the original productions created by students are sent to festivals and entered into competitions. They will also be included in the student’s digital portfolio, which they will present to future employers.
In order to prepare students so that they are best able to create and produce their own material, the course offers a rich collection of seminars, workshops, professional encounters, internships, and experimentation opportunities with partner companies in the industry.
The MA Degree Program in Computer Animation and Visual Effects at RUFA is part of the Department of Design and Applied Arts/ New Technology for the Arts, the section of RUFA academic studies that provide a high level of specialization and technical preparation, setting high standards of academic and design learning year after year. By graduating in Computer Animation and Visual Effects you will be able to become: a 3D Modeler, Texture Artist, Lighting Technician, Animator, TD rigger, Compositor, Computer animation director, Storyboard artist, Concept artist, and Cartoonist.
Academy Degrees are equivalent to Master’s university degrees.
*The course is available only in the Italian language.
Coordinator: Pietro Ciccotti
Tutor: Filippo Foglietti
Lecturers: Mario Bellina, Pietro Ciccotti, Sergio D’Innocenzo, Valerio Di Nitto, Gabriele Filippelli, Filippo Foglietti, Roberto Pompili, Irene Rinaldi, Federico Landini, Sergio Riccardi, Dafne Sartori, Giorgio Tiranti, Veronica D’Auria.
|I Year||Animation 1||10||125|
|3D Tools 1||6||75|
|Media and Visual Culture||6||45|
|History of Animated Video and Film||6||75|
|Elective educational activities||6||/|
|Language skills - Internships - Workshops||2||50|
|II Year||3D Tools 2||6||75|
|Language skills - Internships - Workshops||6||/|
3D Modeller, Texture artist, Lighting Technician, Animator, TD rigger, Compositor, Filmmaker, Storyboard artist, Concept artist, and Cartoonist.
Program Tuition Fee
Second Level Academic Diploma, equivalent to a Master’s degree
Make the impossible possible.
You will be capable of establishing yourself as a computer animation and Visual effects designer in films, television, audio effects, and web productions. You will master digital techniques and optimize your manual skills, cultural awareness, and creative abilities.