Diploma In Film Visual Effects



Film & Animation
KP/JPS(N/213/4/0327)10/27 (PA8826)

Making the Impossible, Possible

Visual Effects, commonly shortened to VFX, is the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly or simply impossible to capture on film. This course offers students an innovative learning environment to develop knowledge and practical skills on how to integrate computer graphics and 3D components into live action, while immersing themselves and learning techniques that are used in Hollywood to produce blockbuster films.

Teaming up with Tau Films – an international creative content and visual effects company formed by a global team of exceptional artists and visionaries, this collaboration boosts the filmmaking industry and helps students build their career in the VFX industry by providing career opportunities.

  • Intake

    January, April, August

  • Location

    Bandar Sunway Campus

  • Accreditation

    5-Star College-Based Category

    About This Programme!



    VFX Specialisation

    A variety of subjects include comprehensive practical exercises simulating current VFX industry pipeline, planning, production and effects production of complete visual effects shot. VFX specialisation tracks help students learn in-depth about the variety of effects that can be produced by utilising visual effects. Students will choose two core production disciplines out of the following tracks to specialise in.

    Creature Look Development

    This track focuses on workflow and pipeline for photorealistic & stylised CG creatures as well as associated assets.

    Effects Animation

    Workflow ranges from SideFX Houdini to the creation of effects animation and elements of simulation which incorporates the technical aspects, its programming and also the creative aspects of effects animation.

    Rigging and Creature FX

    Focuses on the technical and artistic aspects of rigging and creature effects workflow in the animation and VFX production pipeline.

    Creature Animation

    This track emphasizes to impart the principles of animation mechanics, convey strong emotions in animated performance which uses both biped (2-feet animal) and quadruped (4-feet animal) rig.

    Background Prep to Compositing

    With workflow and pipeline from plate preparation to compositing moving image within the creation of assets/elements that are implemented and manipulated in compositing.

    Course Modules
    • Design Fundamentals
    • Drawing
    • Visual Communication
    • Advanced Drawing
    • Introduction to Digital Photography
    • 3D Maya Essentials & Shader Development
    • Basic Lighting and Compositing
    • Business Marketing for VFX and Animation Pipeline
    • Production Management: Production Pipeline
    • Cinematography: Exploration and Critical Analysis of Films
    • Studies in Visual Narratives for Time-Based Media
    • Project Management for Production
    • Production Tracking
    Contextual Courses
    • History of Art & Design
    • History of Visual Effects
    • Language & Communication Skills
    • Malaysian Studies
    • Business & Marketing
    • Culture & Humanities
    • Survey of S.E.A Art & Culture
    Personal Development
    • Interpersonal Skills & Development Workshops
    • Career Realities
    • Adobe CC
    • Autodesk Maya
    • The Foundry: NukeX
    • SideFX: Houdini
    • Pixologic ZBrush
    • Substance Painter
    • Autodesk Shotgun
    (Note: Subjects offered are subject to change based on the requirements of the Academic Board and MQA.)


    • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 3 credits (3Cs) including a Pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah
    • Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum 3 credits (3Bs)
    • Pass IGCSE / O-Level with minimum 3 credits (3Cs)
    • Pass The One Academy’s Certificate in Communication Design OR Certificate from other Institutions of Higher Learning in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00
    • Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in art & design field (subject to internal assessment process)
    • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government AND
    • Pass Portfolio Review or Drawing Test conducted by The One Academy for candidate who does not have a Pass in Art subject or without an art subject at SPM level or its equivalent

    Explore the complete list of Entry Requirements for domestic and international students here



    The Global Animation, VFX & Game Market is Expected to Reach US$477.8 Billion by 2027

    *source: statista.net
    • VFX Production Studios
    • Video Game Production Houses
    • 2D / 3D Animation Production Studios
    • VR / AR and Immersive Media Studios
    • Advertising Agencies / Design Studios
    • TV / Film Pre-Production / Pre-Vizualization Houses
    • Research & Development Firms
    • Corporate In-House Design Divisions
    • Your Own Visual Effects Studio
    • Creature Modelling Technical Director
    • Rigging Technical Director
    • Lighting Technical Director
    • Matchmove Technical Director
    • Animation Technical Director
    • Technical Animation / Character FX Technical Director
    • FX Technical Director
    • Compositing Technical Director
    • Plate Prep / Rotoscoping Technical Director
    • Layout Technical Director
    • Pipeline Technical Director
    • Matte Painter
    • Environment Artist
    • Concept Artist
    • Texture Artist
    • Previz / Postviz Artist
    • VFX Production Coordinator
    • Art Director


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