Course Description

Visual FX with DNEG (Classroom Training Course)

Kilroy’s College

This intensive one-day studio and classroom VFX course is led by award-winning, global animation and VFX company DNEG. This course will introduce you to how a VFX shot is created from inception to final composite, covering pre-production, shoot and post-production stages and includes a hands-on session with a digital stills camera.

This introductory course in VFX will give you an overview of the language of VFX and how it is used in all production stages in today’s global filmmaking industry.

You will gain an insight into the future of filmmaking and develop an awareness around the virtual production approach in filmmaking.

At the end of the course you will have learnt how a VFX shot is created from inception to final composite through all stages of a production – pre-production, shoot and post-production. You will have had hands-on training with a digital stills camera to help illustrate some key aspects of on-set data acquisition.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Pre-Production – what happens before you go on-set

Unit 2: Production – what happens during the shoot & the data you need to acquire for VFX shots

Unit 3: Post-Production: Assets – with the shoot in-progress or possibly complete, you can now focus on creating the assets

Unit 4: Post-Production: Shots – with your assets created, the film scans the on-set data available; you can now start adding your CG elements to the shots.

This course is for participants who want to “step into” the filmmaking industry within the field of VFX. Attendees may wish to use the knowledge gained as an additional skill within their employment, to support their clients and grow their business, or may see this as a stepping stone or a foundation course to take the next step into the film industry.

This course also serves as an accessible summary for people currently working in creative media, outside of the technical world.


How the programme works:

Experienced Instructor

This is a bespoke service catering for all skill levels, where participants will have the opportunity to engage with a highly experienced course instructor from DNEG’s in-house training programme “Greenlight”.

DNEG’s in-house Greenlight programmes deliver intensive dedicated training, live production experience and mentoring with existing DNEG artists and supervisors. Greenlight has been designed to offer the support and expertise to fully realise the potential of the next generation of VFX artists.

Building Contacts

During the course you will have opportunities to network in an informal setting with fellow attendees, tutors and representatives from the film and TV industry.

You will also be invited to join the IFS Alumni Association where you can continue to exchange information, share tips and receive exclusive offers and invitations to events.


All your course work and any correspondence with us will be treated as strictly private and confidential.

Certificate of Completion

Our Certificate of Completion is awarded to students based on their work throughout their course. So, on successful completion of your course, you will receive your Irish Film School Certificate of Completion in Visual FX.

The Future

This course will give you the confidence to go on to further study, to begin working in the film industry or to change careers. Many of those in employment will add value to their CVs with a new skill in the art of VFX and could receive a promotion or an increase in salary as a result of completing this course.


  • Personal tuition from an iconic VFX company
  • Coursework folder with comprehensive notes to take home
  • Instruction from a “working” professional film crew
  • State-of-the-art studios and classrooms
  • Limited number in student cohort
  • Easy transport links to the campus
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Full social programme
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to exclusive Alumni Association

Dublin, UK
College Name Kilroy’s College
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Film Production
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Dublin, UK
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Fee 95
Course Duration 1 day
Course Times Contact college for information
Entry Requirements The good news is that you don’t need any previous experience or qualification to take this VFX course.
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Course Provider

Kilroy’s College

(01) 662 0539
Wentworth House, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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