The DAVE School is offering a Universal Orlando Team Member Scholarship for the April 2023 start of its Virtual Production Diploma program. Qualifying recipients will receive up to $5,000 per student for their Virtual Production diploma program, up to the amount of tuition and fees charged. This amount may be prorated if incoming transfer credits were applied or the student paid discounted tuition. A student may not be awarded multiple scholarships during the Virtual Production diploma program.
To qualify for the UO Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
• Be a current team member of Universal Studios Florida™ or a dependent of an existing team member of Universal Studios Florida™;
• Begin attending the Virtual Production diploma program at The DAVE School during the April 2023 Diploma Start;
• Remain continuously enrolled in that diploma program;
• Be current on all financial obligations to The DAVE School; and
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the applicable Virtual Production diploma program.
The DAVE School will determine whether a student qualifies for the UO Scholarship at the end of the Virtual Production diploma program. A qualified student will receive the UO Scholarship in the form of a retroactive disbursement not to exceed the amount of tuition and fees that were financed by debt and charged to the student for the applicable program, after first applying for any other financial assistance for which the student results eligible to the student’s account.
The DAVE School will not issue refunds to students who receive a Universal Orlando Scholarship, and the scholarship is not to be used towards retake fees or the required technology package. Suppose a Universal Orlando Scholarship recipient withdraws from the program at any time; In that case, the Universal Orlando Scholarship will be canceled, and the student will be responsible for paying the entire awarded amount.
Applications for the Universal Orlando scholarship are available at the Student Accounts Department. Applications will be reviewed and awarded in the order of which they’re received. Completed applications must be submitted by March 31, 2023. The DAVE School will be awarding up to 10 Universal Orlando Scholarships. Awards are based on applying and meeting all qualifying criteria. The Universal Orlando Scholarship is subject to change. Check the catalog for updates.
Virtual Production Diploma Program
Our flagship Virtual Production (VP) diploma teaches everything from the VFX and GAME programs and real-time technologies. DAVE School students will learn: how to use LED wall virtual sets, lighting and production techniques for photo-real, real-time production, emerging production technologies, and many leading-edge approaches to the ever-evolving world of contemporary media creation.
The DAVE School’s Virtual Production diploma program spans 18 months - with the first twelve months consisting of live classes, followed by six months of on-campus lessons here on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida™.
About The DAVE School
The Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) School was founded on June 8, 2000, by two Industry executives looking to create #CareerReady artists with a practical animation school. 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.
The DAVE School was created to offer specialized training in Visual Effects with extensive practice under industry-level supervision. The Game Production program followed 13 years later in September 2014, making it the second program to offer.
In February 2018, The DAVE School was purchased by NUC University and became an academic unit of NUC University. The DAVE School is accredited under The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2021, The DAVE School added Virtual Production. Today, DAVE School offers specialized training in Visual Effects, Game Production, and Virtual Production.
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)