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VFX Certification - Houdini Certified School

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VFX CERTIFICATIONS

This is your path into the VFX industry. With Certifications from Rebelway you can skip expensive VFX schools and learn directly from studio FX artists at the highest level of the industry.

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VFX CERTIFICATIONS

YOUR PATH INTO THE INDUSTRY

We've created custom learning programs to help aspiring VFX artists gain the skills they need to break into the industry. With our VFX certifications, you can choose a learning path based on your goals as an artist.

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ESSENTIAL CERTIFICATIONS

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HOUDINI ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATION

Our Houdini FX Essentials Certification is designed for anyone who is a beginner to FX inside Houdini. If you are ready to kickstart your VFX career, this is the path for you.

TIME TO COMPLETION: 6 Months

COMPOSITING IN NUKE ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATION

This path is perfect for anyone looking to learn the essentials of compositing inside Nuke. From tracking to green screen, we’ll cover it all in this learning path.

TIME TO COMPLETION: 6 Months

UNREAL ENGINE ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATION

This certification path is great for anyone looking to get into the world of gaming FX. If you've ever wanted to create FX and worlds for AAA games and real-time cinematics, this is your path.

TIME TO COMPLETION: 6 Months

ASSOCIATE DEGREE EQUIVALENT

CORE CERTIFICATIONS

GAMING FX ARTIST CERTIFICATION

If you want to get into realtime FX, our Game FX Certification is for you. This is perfect for anyone looking to create FX like those seen in League of Legends, Overwatch, and more.

Note: Completion of the Houdini FX Essentials Certification is recommended (but not required) before starting this learning path. If you are new to FX, we do not recommend starting this path before essential training.

TIME TO COMPLETION: 6 Months

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MAGICAL FX ARTIST CERTIFICATION

If you’re more into abstract and energetic effects our Magical FX Path is for you. In this path, you’ll learn how to create magical FX from industry pros at the highest levels of TV and film.

Note: Completion of the Houdini FX Essentials Certification and the Compositing in Nuke Essentials Certification is recommended (but not required) before starting this learning path. If you are new to FX, we do not recommend starting this path before essential training.

TIME TO COMPLETION: 9 Months

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WATER FX ARTIST CERTIFICATION

Learn how to create realistic water FX using the latest techniques inside this exclusive learning path from Rebelway. By the end, you'll be able to create realistic water for film and TV projects.

Note: Completion of the Houdini FX Essentials Certification is recommended (but not required) before starting this learning path. If you are new to FX, we do not recommend starting this path before essential training.

TIME TO COMPLETION: 6 Months

DEGREE EQUIVALENT

ADVANCED CERTIFICATIONS

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HOLLYWOOD FX ARTIST CERTIFICATION

Have you ever dreamed of working on Hollywood-level productions? If so, our Hollywood FX Artist Certification will give you the skills you need to land a job in the industry. We’ve partnered with the best artists to create a pipeline to your dream job.

Note: Completion of the Houdini FX Essentials Certification and the Compositing in Nuke Essentials Certification is recommended (but not required) before starting this learning path. If you are new to FX, we do not recommend starting this path before essential training.

TIME TO COMPLETION:
9 Months at 2 Courses a Session or
18 Months at 1 Course a Session

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION

Our Technical Director Certification is the ultimate path for anyone looking to develop well-rounded FX skills and land a dream job in the industry. If you complete this path you will have the skills required to create FX that rivals the best studios in the world.

Our TD path will teach you all of the coding and technical skills required to progress in your career and advanced to a Technical Director position in the industry.

Note: Completion of the Houdini FX Essentials Certification is recommended (but not required) before starting this learning path. If you are new to FX, we do not recommend starting this path before essential training.

TIME TO COMPLETION:
12 Months at 2 Courses a Session or
21 Months at 1 Course a Session

WHICH CERTIFICATION SHOULD YOU PURSUE?

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Not sure which VFX Certification path to follow? No problem. Use this quick breakdown to help you decide the right one for your goals. You can also reach out to our team at any time. We'd love to help you find the right path for your unique goals.

Intro to Houdini FX - Houdini Course

FILM/TV FX ARTIST

HOLLYWOOD FX ARTIST CERT.

Houdini Tutorials - Shark Tutorial

GAMING FX ARTIST

GAME FX CERTIFICATION

Compositing in Nuke - VFX School Financial Aid

COMPOSITOR

COMPOSITING ESSENTIALS CERT.

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR CERT.

HOW OUR TRAINING WORKS

STUDENT FEEDBACK

Rebelway taught me the skills to create a reel and land my first FX job at MPC Vancouver. Since then, I have continued to learn from their great courses & further my career.
BRONIC BEDNAREK
FX ARTIST - MPC
Rebelway helped me learn how to think about the foundations of CG for FX. More importantly, Rebelway fast tracked starting my career in 6 months from ground zero.
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We are passionate about empowering students to achieve their dreams in the VFX world without having to attend an in-person VFX school. Our courses help students land their dream jobs in VFX through incredible training and world-class instructors.

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HOLLYWOOD FX ARTIST CERT.

$6,100

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GNOMON

CERT. IN DIGITAL PRODUCTION

$103,718

SCAD

BFA IN VISUAL EFFECTS

$150,300

VFX Certification FAQs

To receive a certification you must do the following:

  1. Take all of the classes necessary to receive the certificate.
  2. Turn in all of your homework in each course (100% Course Completion).

You may only skip Houdini Fundamentals if you are already experienced inside Houdini. Otherwise, you must watch and complete every listed class in the certification to receive your VFX Certification.

Yes, you can receive as many VFX Certifications as you like. As long as you’ve completed the qualifying courses, you can apply for a certification.

Yes, you may use your certification as proof of your VFX competency on LinkedIn and your Resume. Many studios acknowledge our certifications as proof of your VFX knowledge.

While we do not specifically offer job placements for our alumni, we often post and share alumni-only jobs in our private discord channels. We also prioritize artists with VFX Certifications for potential jobs that pop up around the industry.

The choice to go to a VFX school is an individual’s choice and often depends on a variety of factors including geography, finances, and family situations. While we do appreciate a few VFX schools out there, we have also seen plenty of artists land jobs at studios after completing one of our Advanced Certification paths.

At the end of the day, the choice to attend a VFX school is up to you. But you will also need a great demo reel, good interview skills, and the flexibility to relocate if you want to score a dream job in VFX.

Yes, you can receive a VFX Certification if you retroactively complete all of your homework for a given course. Simply upload all of your homework to your homework portal. Our support personnel may ask for proof of homework, so be prepared to share your work with our team once you request a certificate.

Yes, our online training is certified official training from both SideFX and Autodesk. 

No, unless otherwise stated, you are free to take the courses in any order.

Yes, you can take more than one course at a time, but please be mindful of the prerequisites. If you can only devote part-time hours to a course, we recommend taking only one at a time. If you can dedicate full-time work, you can do up to two at a time.

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