Junior visual effect (VFX) artist or Assistant Technical Director apprenticeship

Create high quality visuals within budgets. 

As a VFX artist you’ll provide digital content for film, television, advertising, games, corporate and immersive reality industries. Visual effects (VFX) is the term used to describe any imagery created, altered, or enhanced for moving media. Live-action footage and computer-generated imagery integrate to create images that look realistic but would be dangerous, costly or impossible to capture live. A VFX artist is a combination of an artist and a programmer, responsible for the more technical aspects of production. You’ll need a high level of STEM skills, good computer literacy and coding skills. During the VFX artist or technical director apprenticeship you will interact with the production team and must be able to take direction and feedback. Work may include out of hours or irregular working patterns. You might also choose to take an Assistant Technical Director apprenticeship pathway which introduces the variety of industry standard graphical applications, scripting languages and operating systems needed to produce great VFX. 

Duration: 18 months 

Relevant school subjects: Art, Design, DT 

Entry requirements for Junior Visual Effect (VFX) Artist or Assistant Technical Director apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications and relevant experience 

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher) – equivalent to a foundation degree 

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk 



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