Nuke 2D VFX

  • Accelerated 12-Week Course
  • Project based program to build extensive compositing skills
  • Learn Nuke software, techniques and practical tips
  • Build a professional show-reel demonstrating your 2D skill
  • Gain key soft skills and how to work in a team


LightForge’s 2D Visual Effects Course is an accelerated, full time 12-week program in compositing for visual effects productions.


In a studio environment, industry professionals will guide you through a project-based program to build extensive compositing skills, help you to master Nuke and build a professional showreel demonstrating your 2D skill sets. Each morning the tutor will lead you through the day’s subject matter and after lunch you will put into practice what you have learned. As in the real world, work will be published to Shotgun so end-of-day group reviews (dailies) can be held and notes given.


You will also learn the soft skills needed to succeed in any role in the VFX industry: ability to work in a team; communication and presentation skills; the ability to self-manage and receive feedback constructively.


You will have out-of-class access to the facilities so, whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you can put in extra hours when needed. After the course we’ll help you perfect your showreel, plan a fulfilling career path and find potential employers.


Our tutors have extensive industry experience and you’ll also be given a project and get support for your personal project with feedback from a professional currently working in the VFX industry.




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What jobs might I qualify for as a 2D VFX Alumni?
  • Rotoscope Artist
  • Prep Artist
  • Junior 2D Artist
  • Runner


Entry Requirements

Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.