The Effects Technical Director (FX TD) Diploma is an accelerated 12 month program specialised in the craft of feature film simulated phenomenon and effects.

This accredited diploma program is currently the only program in the world which focuses exclusively on learning the tools and techniques necessary to become an FX artist. It also complements this skill set by training students in highly advanced Houdini workflows.

If you would like your future career to involve movie destruction, creating environmental phenomenon, particle and crowd logic, pyro and fluid simulation, and/or many creative and bizarre combinations of art and science than this program is your opportunity.

In the Press - 3D Artist Magazine!
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In the Press - 3D Artist Magazine!

This is our Effects Technical Director Program Lead, Andrew Lowell's amazing showreel which should give you a better idea of what Effects TD's contribute.

Houdini Training: Certified by Side Effects Software

We are proud to be one of few schools qualified under the Houdini Certified School Program.

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Learn more about What makes a good Effects Technical Director (FX TD) from our free 16 page Article, written by our Program Lead, Andrew Lowell. FXTD_Article