DAVE School is Double Gold Winner at the 44th Annual Telly Awards

In the bustling digital landscape, it takes something extraordinary to cut through the noise and seize attention. Recently, the 44th Annual Telly Awards, a prestigious event recognizing excellence in video and television production, honored the exceptional work of The DAVE School. Our esteemed institution achieved an incredible feat, securing two Gold awards in multiple categories. This recognition not only underscores our commitment to innovation and disruption but also highlights the immense talent and dedication of our team and students.

The Telly Awards, a renowned competition spanning over four decades, serves as a platform for honoring exceptional video and television content. This prestigious event celebrates excellence across diverse categories such as advertising, animation, branded content, and documentaries. By setting a standard of distinction, the Telly Awards recognize creative professionals who push the boundaries of visual storytelling.

The DAVE School, located in Orlando, Florida, on the Backlot of Universal Studios Florida™ is a pioneering institution dedicated to nurturing talent in the realm of visual effects, animation, and game production. Since its establishment in 2000, The DAVE School has become a hub for aspiring artists and professionals seeking to excel in the dynamic world of entertainment and media production.

Achieving Gold at the Telly Awards

Receiving a Gold distinction at the Telly Awards signifies The DAVE School’s unwavering commitment to excellence. It highlights our ability to produce exceptional work that captivates audiences and showcases their technical expertise and artistic finesse.

The winning entry, “Emergency Report,” is a testament to the remarkable talent fostered at The DAVE School. This student-produced video triumphed in two categories: “Craft-Visual Effects” and “Craft-3D Graphics/Animation (Non-Stereoscopic).” The accolades garnered by “Emergency Report” not only showcase The DAVE School’s prowess in delivering outstanding visual effects and animations but also underline the creative potential of our students.

Looking Ahead

The DAVE School’s recognition at the 44th Annual Telly Awards represents a significant milestone in our ongoing journey. Our school received other Telly Awards, as well as Emmy and other prizes, and continues to bring trophies that validate the school’s commitment to nurturing talent and solidifying its position as a visual effects, animation, and game production education leader. The success attained at the Telly Awards inspires current and future students to strive for greatness and embrace innovation in the pursuit of creative brilliance.


Securing a double Gold win at the 44th Annual Telly Awards is a tremendous honor for The DAVE School. This recognition celebrates our outstanding achievements in visual effects, animation, and game production, and acknowledges The DAVE School’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of creative storytelling. The success of The DAVE School is a testament to the extraordinary talents of their team and students, as they continue to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on the industry. By inspiring and educating the next generation of visual effects, animation, and game production professionals, The DAVE School cements its legacy as a true standard bearer of excellence in the field.


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)