Program graduates will receive a micro-credential completion badge from Seneca and have direct access to employment opportunities at PXO.
Seneca Film Institute director Mark Jones said, “Together, we will deliver the most cutting-edge training in virtual production, teaching students the skills that will set them up for successful careers in this exciting field.”
Award-winning virtual production, visualization, and VFX company, Pixomondo (PXO) announced the launch of its Virtual Production Academy (VPA) led by PXO’s Chief Innovation Officer, Mahmoud Rahnama, in partnership with Seneca. VPA will deliver a certified program developed directly by the company’s virtual production experts, incorporating the latest techniques used on set and LED stages. The program kicks off in September 2023.
“By combining PXO’s cutting-edge technology with Seneca’s outstanding academic reputation, we’re set to prepare the next generation of filmmakers to push the boundaries of visual storytelling,” said Rahnama. “We’re so excited about the new standard of excellence this represents in virtual production education. As a long-time professor at Seneca, I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Virtual Production Academy globally. I can’t wait to see the amazing work that will come out of this program!”
Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.
The 12-week online program in “Virtual Production: Virtual Art Department Content Creation” will be taught by leading industry professionals using PXO’s proprietary techniques.
“This partnership brings together two respected authorities in education for creative industries,” added Kurt Muller, Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art & Design, Seneca. “With access to the combined benefits of Seneca’s track record of academic success and PXO’s unparalleled technology, graduates of our new program will be capable of working on any virtual production stage in the world.”