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5 weeks

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40 hours / week

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About the course

Our Layout course sharpens your layout skillset and takes you to the next level in your career, teaching you how to create realistic, VFX-style scenes in both CG and live-action films.

Recommended skills

  • Basic understanding of Maya & 3D Equalizer
  • Basic knowledge of modelling, animation, camera animation & Functionality
  • Understanding object constraints & parenting
  • Understanding of camera lenses & Functionality

What we offer

  • Intensive training from our industry-leading artists
  • Access to studio-grade virtual workstations, software, and rendering
  • You will be encouraged and coached to create a professional showreel of your work which you can take with you after completing the course
  • Continued access to tutorials after the course
  • A digital badge and certificate to share on your LinkedIn profile
  • Ongoing recruitment opportunities and continued contact with the Technicolor Creative Studios community

What our students say

“I loved my experience and learned so much more! I was looking to complete my university courses with this one and it was honestly what I was looking for! This will help me greatly, and I am thankful.“

Ariane Lafreniere

“Working with workstations remotely was excellent and exploring all processes as a layout artist from creating to publishing your work was really good.“

Yesid Dominguez

“The experience here has taught me a lot and has to help me further to grow as a 3D Artist.“

Jericson Coniega

“I found it extremely insightful that our instructor had filmmaking experience beyond just layout. Connecting the dots between VFX and live action, it really made me appreciate all the diversely skilled artists it takes to make a movie come to life. I also found it very important that we had the chance to hear about how to make our careers a happy one regardless of the long and difficult hours.“

Grayson Dere

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Who can apply

  • Recent graduates of a VFX-related program or entry/junior level candidates with some experience looking for their first break in the VFX industry
  • Candidates who are ready to cross the bridge from learning to a professional career

How to enrol

  • Apply with your department-specific demo reel and CV attached
  • Provide the information required in the pre-screening questionnaire
  • Your eligibility is based on the location to which you apply; the Admissions team will review if you are eligible and willing to work in that location after the virtual course
  • All applicants must complete a standardized skills test provided by the Admissions team
  • Receive feedback on results and revise if necessary
  • Complete a brief interview with an Admissions or Academy team member
  • Admissions team will confirm your enrolment in the designated course’s start date

Virtual workstations

We use the Teradici remote desktop client to connect to our Cloud Virtual workstations, which will run on almost any computer with the following operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux.

You will need at least a 10MB broadband connection (20mb+ recommended).

Our cloud workstations provide all required software and course assets.

Minimum Requirements

  • Laptop or workstation with webcam, microphone and speakers/headset
  • External monitor with HD resolution
  • 3-button mouse
  • 10mb/s Broadband (20MB+ recommended)
  • Wacom tablet – list of Teradici compatible models here

Apply now

New start dates are pending for all locations. Explore our learning resources & materials to get a taster of our courses and explore jobs at Technicolor Creative Studios.

Learn from the best in the industry

Our trainers have worked on award-winning projects, including:

The One and Only Ivan

Over 45% of Super Bowl spots in 2022

The Jungle Book

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Life of Pi

The Lion King

Harry Potter


The One and Only Ivan

Over 45% of Super Bowl spots in 2022

The Jungle Book

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Life of Pi

The Lion King

Harry Potter


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