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Master in Computer Graphics English Version ONLINE

September 12th 2022 / 10 Available Seats

Master in Computer Graphics English Version ONLINE

September 12th 2022
10 Seats Available

Master in Computer Graphics English Version ONLINE

6 Months / 3D Animation and Visual Effects for Movies, TV Shows, Advertising


Better than a simple
OnLine course.

The Master in Computer Graphics ONLINE is an intensive course on 3D animation and visual effects, which can be attended live remotely.

The Master’s program will give you a wide spectrum of skills in order to enter the industry with a varied range of options. From movies to TV series, advertising, photorealistic renderings, prototyping and design, projections.
No knowledge of any software or artistic skills are required. What we ask from our students is a deep passion for what they will study, commitment, trust and willing to put themselves at stake.
We’ll take care of the rest!

Join remotely our live lessons and practice with everyday exercises with your computer at home.
Moreover, tons of extra topics to discover inside our Holodeck platform, which you will join via the Meta Quest 2 headset that will be delivered at your home. A new way to experience our school and far from a simple OnLine course.
And you will keep the headset at the end of the course.

The program is based on a real 3D feature film production, to start immediately your career inside top class studios.
Apply your skills into many different production fields, like advertising, render, prototyping and more.
The program starts from zero. No previous skills required.

Learn how to put a brick upon another

Course Curriculum

Le 21 settimane di Master si dividono in due fasi: training, di 15 settimane e showreel, le ultime 6 settimane.
The program is 21 weeks long, divided into 2 periods: 15 weeks of training and 6 weeks of showreel preparation.

Everyday you’ll alternate live lessons with self made exercises and extra topics into Holodeck.
For eight hours a day your teacher will be online, always at your disposal for questions or feedbacks.
The lesson system is “American style”: during every week of the training session you will learn a different subject inspired by production steps in a real 3D animation studio.
You will learn the correct methods and gain self autonomy on progress day by day.
We don’t care about teaching softwares menu after menu, because it’s you yourself who will make the difference with what you learned so far.

Training / 15 Weeks
Break / 3 Weeks
Showreel / 6 Weeks
Maya Intro
Introduction to Autodesk Maya. We learn to handle the interface and base tools through simple exercises.
Modeling 1.0
Getting deeper with Maya modelling. We’ll discover new techniques to improve speed and process with inorganic models.
Introducing Substance Painter with its unique texturing system. We’ll learn how to give colour and details to models trough the use of brushes, bump and proper lighting.
ZBrush 1.0
We’ll discover the modelling principles in ZBrush through the composition of primitive volumes. Learning the topology rules and UV creation.
Compositing 1.0
Getting into the unlimited potential of After Effects. We’ll learn how to use masks and keyframes, adjustment layers and motion graphics.
Animation 1.0
Introducing the 12 principles of traditional animation. We’ll learn how to experiment with curves and keyframes.
Rig 1.0
Learning how to create a proper character and prop rig with the use of correct control systems.
Rig 2.0
Getting advanced with complex control systems inside a character.
Animation 2.0
Advanced character animation: from walking cycles to real acting.
Character Design
We’ll discover how a character pre-production works, learning first to properly draw it, then sculpting with plastiline.
We’ll learn the advanced Substance Painter tools, applying some photography fundamentals to lights and final render in Arnold.
Advanced ZBrush. We’ll learn how the most important brushes work and how to make a correct retopo of a model for Maya.
Character Finaling
We’ll sculpt a human model basing on photo references. We’ll make a retopo of that and finalise the job in Maya adding dress and fur.

Learn from home
like you were here.


Holodeck is made on the VR headset technology with wireless connection.
It’s a shareable digital space where you with your mates will follow some deep dives on the CG topics with more practical approach, empowered by virtual reality.
Thanks to hand recognition, you will grab virtual objects and pass them to your mates.
Teachers will have the full control of the classroom and what every student sees.
Every lesson in Holodeck will be recorded. So you can come back inside in ghost mode and live the experience again.

Grow without losing your creativity.

Student work

During the training session you’re going to face many exercises, with increasing difficulty, focused on learning the correct production methods.
These exercises are divided into two phases: first, we’re going to ask you to repeat all the steps shown by your tutor, then you’re going to make a personalised work starting from a common base.
The final result will be truly yours, with your creativity and imagination inside and will receive the feedbacks from the mentor.
Moreover at the end of the course you will collect all the exercises made into your first real portfolio, unique among the others.

Get ready for the industry.

Final Showreel

The last weeks of the class will be dedicated on the preparation of your final 3D Showreel!
Craft one or more personal projects to collect into your first portfolio and start applying to the studios.
Our teachers will be always by your side, step by step, giving you constant feedbacks during daily reviews.

Stories about dreamers


Our mission is to train the next generations of artists, giving a complete skillset and cultivating the ability to work in a team for all the course duration: these will be fundamental requirements once approaching the industry.
Hundreds of graduates have changed their life in this way, and now are working all around the world, realising their dreams aon various levels.
Here are some examples.
Nicolas Valente

Compositing, Rise VFX

Lisa Zanellati

Groom, Jellyfish Pictures

Francesco Rosati

Texture, Pixomondo

Emanuela Achilli

Environment, The Mill

What about joining us in presence?

Master CG English Version

If you have the possibility to live in Italy for this amount of time, why not considering the chance to join our course in presence?
You’ll live the BigRock experience at 100% sharing classrooms, efforts and relax times with your mates from Italy and abroad.

Master in Computer Graphics English Version ONLINE

September 12th 2022

10 Seats Available

6 Months
5600€ (plus Italian VAT)
Minimum Requirements
Not Available
Software Licences
Not included*
Hardware Requirements
DSL connection or more
Computer *
Graphic Tablet *
* For more informations visit our support page

10 Seats Available

1. Pre-Enrolment
The Pre-Enrolment is not binding. It assumes that you’re interested in our course. Collecting these datas lets us predict how many potential students are enrolling.
By clicking the button “Enrol” you will be redirected to an online form to be filled with all your data.
However the Pre-Enrollment is not confermative. Your seat in the next class won’t be held unless we receive the confirmation of the enrolment.
2. Confirmation
After filling and forwarding the online form you’ll receive an enrol agreement.
Sign it and send it back to us by e-mail, attaching the bank transfer receipt of an anticipation to the course price (40% of the amount, Italian taxes included).
3. You’re officially a rookie BigRocker
It could take some hours to process your enrolment. Once you’ll receive our confirmation, you’re in!
We are waiting for you on the first day of school, 9:30 AM, ready to start a new adventure together!
You’re interested in the course but don’t know if attend it online or in presence? Book a private visit at the campus: a member of our staff will be at your disposal to show you the school and answer your questions.
We often open the doors to the next dreamers who want to discover BigRock, before choosing to change their life with us. Come in!
That’s the course you’re looking for but need some other informations? Take a look at our Q&A or contact us!