We offer free access to virtual learning for the next generation of visual effects artists around the world through our Academy.

Our courses prepare you for a career in visual effects by working with industry experts on their creative, technical, procedural, and soft skills. They also provide a great opportunity to gain experience and expertise to build upon as you progress in your career.

And, upon completion of the course you will have the opportunity to directly apply for available roles at Technicolor Creative Studios – and potentially receive a joining bonus if you are successful.

Groomers are responsible for delivering high quality hair, fur, feathers and organic elements for our 3D characters and environments. If you have a passion and inclination towards learning this discipline and can use Maya or any other 3d software, we would like to hear from you, whether you've just graduated, or you are looking for a new challenge.
course duration
9 weeks
Time commitment
Timing of live sessions
one per day up to 3 hours
What do we offer?
  • A free online course of 9 weeks to get you up to the standard required to deliver first-class VFX
  • Dedicated mentoring from a senior industry member
  • Intensive training using industry standard software tools (provided) while using our high-quality training materials   
  • Continued access to video tutorials featuring industry experts and the potential to use your project work in showreels
  • The opportunity to apply to available roles at Technicolor, and to potentially receive a bonus, if offered a position
Who can apply?
  • Recent graduates of a VFX programme or entry/junior level candidates looking for their first break in the VFX industry.
  • Candidates ready to cross the bridge from learning into a professional career.
  • Artists with a drive, passion, and commitment to deliver first-class VFX.

Week 1:
Intro to Linux work environment
Job in basic commands
Intro to houdini

Weeks 2 & 3:
Creating Grass Patch

Weeks 4 - 6 :
Creating a Wool Cap

Weeks 7 - 9 :
Chicken Character

Technical specifications

We use the Teradici cloud workstation desktop client which runs on nearly any computer that has the following operating systems: Windows 10, MacOS and Linux.

Our cloud workstations provide required software and course assets, and require at least 10mb broadband (20mb+ recommended).

Minimum Technical Requirements:
External monitor with HD resolution
3-button mouse
10mb/s Broadband

RJ45 LAN port

  • Please apply with your department specific demo reel and CV attached
  • Complete the provided skills test
  • Get feedback by the Academy admissions team