CG Spectrum – Nuke Compositing Course

Nuke Compositing Course




From $7,999 USD


9 months





about the course

What will you learn?

In less than a year, CG Spectrum’s Nuke training will prepare you creatively and technically for a career as a compositor in the film industry. Master rotoscoping, digital painting, keying, scripting, and lighting techniques used by top VFX studios and be mentored by world-class artists who have worked on your favorite films!

The VFX industry is rapidly growing and the need for highly-skilled, talented compositors is too. There’s never been a better time to learn Nuke, the most popular visual effects digital compositing package.

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Graduate with an outstanding portfolio

Learn from artists with real-world experience

Get the latest skills studios are hiring for

Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

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course structure

term 1

Put the skills you gained during the Introduction to Nuke course to the test with more challenging projects! Begin learning Boris FX Mocha Pro to expand your compositing software skillset and move on to learning Nuke’s powerful 3D compositing toolset. Common tasks such as split-screen, screen inserts, and production removal will become second nature to you. By the end of this term, you will have learned many necessary skills including compositing CG and live-action effects elements into live-action plates.

What will you learn?

  • How to speed up your professional workflow
  • Clean up shots with digital painting
  • Build amazing digital set extensions
  • Add dust, smoke, and texture to add realism

term 2

Expand your compositing artist toolkit by learning set replacement and advanced live-action green screen compositing techniques. Discover how to set up simple expressions and gizmos. Commonly-found, yet advanced tasks and techniques such as prop replacement, vector tools, and distortions will become commonplace for you. Advanced, multi-part shots requiring all aspects of a visual effects pipeline, including live-action, CG effects, and animated CG characters will provide the skills necessary to become a well-rounded junior compositor. By the end of this term, you will have learned many cutting-edge skills while also gaining the confidence necessary to independently problem-solve within studio-level shot assignments.

What will you learn?

  • How to insert shots into monitors and TV screens
  • De-age an actor
  • Build a scene extension
  • Create a Sci-Fi holographic display

term 3

Develop your compositing portfolio by creating exciting, one-of-a-kind shots. Utilizing a constantly-growing library of provided background plates and industry-quality feedback at every step, you will integrate all prior-learned skills within compositing while polishing your portfolio. All custom shots are created for the sole purpose of building an exciting demo reel to get noticed by potential employers. 

What will you learn?

  • How to polish your portfolio to impress employers
  • Interviewing and negotiation strategies
  • Effective networking and self-promotion
  • Accessing the hidden job market 

All diploma students receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum’s Career Development Manager.


What do you need to apply?


$ 7,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,185 USD
    (9 x payments)
  • Per term instalments: $3,199 USD
    (3 x payments)


$ 9,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,485 USD
    (9 x payments)
  • Per term instalments: $3,999 USD
    (3 x payments)

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