42 DAVE School Graduates Worked on Nominated Projects at the 19th Annual VES Awards

DAVE School is proud to announce that 42 of its graduates have been credited on 18 VES Awards-nominated projects at the 19th Annual VES Awards. This year’s VES awards ceremony will be held virtually on April 6, 2021 and will be streaming worldwide. DAVE School graduates worked on nominated projects in the following 6 categories: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode, Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode and Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project.

“At DAVE School, our programs are focused on teaching our students how to work in a collaborative production-like pipeline that is used in the Film & Television industries. Between the intensive specialized training our students receive from Industry Professionals and job preparation assistance with mock interviews, faculty and industry leader demo reel critiques presented by our Career Services department; we work very hard to enhance their educational experience. We look forward to the continued success of our graduates and it is an honor seeing our graduates applying the skills learned while at the DAVE School to their careers in Visual Effects;” said Executive Director, Gina Rhodes.

DAVE School graduates have contributed to many popular projects at this year’s VES Awards including: Lovecraft Country, Star Trek: Discovery, The Mandalorian, Westworld, Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part II to name a few.

“We are so proud of our alumni and all of the extraordinary achievements they have and are continuing to accomplish. Being recognized for their talents in 18 nominated projects for their work in Visual Effects at the 19th Annual VES Awards is an incredible feat. I look forward to tuning in and cheering them on virtually on April 6th,” stated Dean of Academic Affairs, Jon Gress.

For more information on the 19th annual VES Awards Ceremony, please visit visualeffectssociety.com and to learn more about DAVE School alumni, please visit daveschool.com.

Visual Effects Production Diploma Program

Visual Effects Production diploma program gives students a broad range of skills which allows them to pursue jobs in the computer graphics industry, including feature film and television effects, game art, print advertising, architectural visualization and military simulation.

Visual Effects Production Degree Program

Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Effects Production gives students a broad range of skills. The Visual Effects Bachelor’s Degree program consists of an additional 18 months post diploma and an additional 60 credits.

About The DAVE School

The DAVE School was founded on June 8, 2000 by two Industry executives looking to create #CareerReady artists with a practical animation school. Today, The DAVE School offers specialized training in Visual Effects and Game Production with extensive practice under industry level supervision.

Located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®, The DAVE School has an 18,000 square foot facility that includes learning and interactive labs, a dedicated Virtual and Real-Time production stage, a Vicon motion capture system, 3D printing and VR/AR labs and secure student access 7 days a week.

NUC University (NUC) is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), NUC University – Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) is included in this accreditation. NUC’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)