Introducing the Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking and the Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting. These unique programs provide students with an unprecedented opportunity to gain skills required to work in the visual effects industry through training at Rising Sun Pictures (RSP).

Creative student smiling in a visual effects studio in front of a computer deskWhy study VFX at UniSA?

  • Mentoring from industry professionals at RSP
  • Opportunities to engage with RSP staff and network with the broader visual effects community
  • Opportunities to develop your own showreel shots under the guidance of RSP visual effects artists
  • Development of professional skills linked to marketing yourself to the global visual effects industry.
  • UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities1, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

A combination of the two qualifications prepares students for employment as visual effects artists in the global screen and media industry.

1UNSTOPPABLE® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. Ranked #46, 2022 THE Young University Rankings, Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program will have the advanced skills and capabilities to work effectively in a variety of roles, including:

  • matchmove artist
  • roto artist
  • stereoscopic artist
  • FX artist
  • compositor
  • layout artist

Postgraduate VFX demo reel

This is the current University of South Australia postgraduate VFX demo reel, with student work taken from the Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, and the Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking, delivered in collaboration with award-winning VFX studio Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide, Australia.

UniSA Video

Student work

Midnight Snack, our second short film of 2016 made by our Graduate Certificate in Visual Effects students in the final two weeks of the course and produced by Rising Sun Pictures Education & UniSA.

UniSA Video

Meet our Head of VFX

Arrange an exclusive appointment with our Head of VFX Josh McCarthy to discuss your future career in VFX. Simply complete the form below and he will be in touch to arrange an appointment.