Diplomas in 
Game Production 
Visual Effects
Virtual Production

A college for Creative Careers located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida™

Our Programs

Our degrees can be your first step for a creative and emerging technologies career in the United States

Visual Effects Production

Visual Effects (VFX) include everything that is added to a film or TV program after the filming is complete - the explosions, helicopters, or the transformation of 21st-century New York into 1920s New York. Smoke, water, and oceans, or worlds and environments come to life through Visual Effects.

Our students enhance their skills in an immersive combination of workflows that emulate a real studio, preparing them to advance in the VFX workplace.

Game Production

The Game Production program begins with a comprehensive introduction to the principles of hard surface modeling (such as vehicles, buildings, and armor), then advances to the art and science of texturing, lighting, and "look development." After that, DAVE School students explore organic modeling and digital sculpting in ZBrush, creating creatures, people, and animals.

Next, they have their first real contact with real-time game engines, learning the Unreal Engine, the driving force behind so many successful game titles.

Virtual Production

Our Virtual Production degree combines Visual Effects Production and Game Production programs to offer a comprehensive education in real-time technologies.

In addition to everything covered in Visual Effects and Game programs, students will learn how to use virtual LED wall environments, lighting and production techniques for photorealistic real-time production, emerging production technologies, and many cutting-edge approaches to the constantly evolving world of contemporary media creation.

Learn software used on the industry:

Our Advantages

and the experience of attending college in the United States

Fast, Focused, and Objective

With over 20 years of experience in training professionals for the entertainment industry, our goal is to offer objective learning that replicates the experience in a real studio. Our programs are designed to get straight to the point, offering the opportunity to learn by doing.

Emerging Technology

Our students learn the most commonly used software in the entertainment industry and operate powerful computers in our studios. We constantly update our technologies to offer students access to industry-used tools. Some of these include: RED Scarlet camera, Blackmagic, 3D printers, render farm, Vicon motion capture system with 10 cameras.

Learn and Network

  • Our veteran instructors have worked on numerous famous productions.
  • Our talented and creative students with similar interests.
  • Our amazing and successful graduates working around the world.

We'll Be by Your Side Throughout Your Journey

From your application for a student visa (F-1) to housing and career opportunities in the USA, we'll support you every step of the way. After graduation, qualified graduates may be eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and work in the United States.

Living in Orlando, Florida

Great weather, theme parks, and natural beauty

18 Theme and Water Parks within a 140km radius

In Orlando, you have access to famous theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld, which offer entertainment options for students on weekends and holidays. Housing is affordable, especially for students on a limited budget.

Beaches, Lakes, Natural Parks

The weather is pleasant year-round, allowing for outdoor activities. There are plenty of natural and recreational activities such as hiking trails, lakes, and parks, as well as popular beaches such as Cocoa Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Daytona Beach that can be easily accessed by car.

Multi-Cultural and Technological Hub

You can take advantage of professional opportunities in diverse industries, such as training and simulation, theme park design, and entertainment. Orlando has a large and diverse student population, with several universities and technology centers, making it easier to make connections and form a community.

Graduates' Work

Some of the projects that DAVE School graduates have worked on

Some companies that have hired graduates from DAVE School









Graduates Testimonials

"Thanks to the rigorous training and a little help from career services I was able to land a job a few weeks after graduating. I am now working at MPC, one of the biggest studios in the industry, and working on projects directed by Tim Burton, Rob Letterman, and more!"

Adriana Bolaños - Mexico

“I started the game program without any prior artistic abilities. It only took about a year of training and my career began shortly after. In 5 years, I've had the opportunity to work on amazing titles such as The Last of Us Part 2, Gotham, and Agents of Shield. The first time I stepped into a studio, I felt nervous! But thanks to the training at the DAVE school, I also felt ready.”

Cheick Kamagate

"After my year at the DAVE School, I was hired by Technicolor and put into the Lighting Academy in Montreal. A film needed to be delivered and I was put right into the Layout department working on my first movie, CATS. I am thankful for the training I received from DAVE School."

Brendan Jackson - Canada

"I got offered a permanent position as a 3D artist at Random 42. I have accepted the job and will be moving to London permanently this weekend to start working."

Victor Rivera - Spain

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