Higher Education Diploma in Visual Effects

Jönköping University

Program Description

Higher Education Diploma in Visual Effects

Jönköping University

Do you want to work as the future visual effects artist in the film and advertising industry? If your answer is yes then we are looking for somebody like you. During the two years of studying we take you through the visual effects processes and challenge you with situations where you need to cooperate and collaborate with different professions within film and advertising productions.

We use different softwares as tools to re-create ideas and our goal is to navigate you through the processes and the techniques behind visual effects. You will learn how to solve upcoming issues through set time frames also how to make your workflow more efficient when producing photorealistic production quality material.

One programme -two tracks

We specialise in the collaboration between the 3D artists and the Compositors who works closely together in real working situations. Taking this to consideration we keep the two profiles under the same roof; Digital Compositing and 3D visualisation. Common for these profiles are courses where you learn the different production phases, time estimation, group dynamics, camera techniques and imagery. Below you can read more about what courses are included in the two profiles.

Digital compositing

You focus on the compositing of moving pictures in film- and advertising productions in a creative-, cost effective and production realistic way. You gain insight into the different parts of visual effects and learn how to manage the tools you need. For example, removing ropes holding an actor up in the air or producing set extensions and learning how to integrate rendered 3D in live action material.


If you choose 3D visualisation you learn how to produce photo realistic 3D in a pre-set time frame with high demand for quality. The productions you set up can be used as both stills and moving images for both advertising and film productions. This includes modeling, texturing, shading, lighting and animating objects and environments for live action plates.


The programme is located to Campus i12 in Eksjö – one of Sweden's primary educators within visual effects. Eksjö is situated about 60 km east of Jönköping. The lectures are conducted mostly by people from the industry which also means that you have a big opportunity to gain a big network throughout the course of your education. We have an international perspective through our international students, lecturers and collaborations with companies from all over the world.



Year 1

  • CGI Introduction 6 credits
  • Pre Production 6 credits
  • Digital Image Management 6 credits
  • Post Production I, Flows and Processes 6 credits

Profile: Digital Compositing

  • Compositing I, 9 credits
  • Rotoscoping and Plate Preparation, 9 credits
  • Compositing II, 9 credits
  • On Set Supervision DC, 9 credits

Profile: 3D visualisation

  • 3D I, 9 credits
  • 3D Animation, 9 credits
  • 3D II, 9 credits
  • On Set Supervision 3D, 9 credits

Year 2

  • Post Production II, Flows and Processes, 9 credits
  • Research Methods and Communication, 6 credits
  • Final Project Work, 9 credits
  • Industrial Placement Course, 27 credits

Profile: Digital Compositing

  • Compositing III, 9 credits

Profile: 3D visualization

Elective courses

  • 3D III - Technical Direction, 9 credits
  • 3D III - Look Development, 9 credits


  • Credits: 180 credits ECTS
  • Level: Bachelor's
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: August 20, 2018


General entry requirements include high school diploma.

Proof of English profiency is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 30, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
2 years
Full time
120,000 SEK
Sweden - Jönköping, Jonkoping County
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