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Lightbox Academy
Lightbox Academy

Lightbox Academy

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Lightbox Academy, the Digital Arts school with the most recognitions.

Lightbox Academy, a Digital Arts School located in Madrid, owes its existence to Lightbox Animation Studios, the most acclaimed Animation Film Production Company in Spain. The school's academic offerings span production pipelines in animation, series, and video games. With a foundation firmly established, Lightbox Academy provides a training program tailored to the real workflow of modern studios and production companies. Students learn to operate professionally, utilizing the same software and mechanisms employed by major studios. This practical approach is further enhanced by our teachers: working professionals in the digital industry who adeptly balance teaching with active roles in the entertainment industry.

Countries: Spain

Location: Online Campus

Industries: 2D Animation 3D Animation Visual Effects Game Design & Development Concept Art & Illustration Motion Graphics Graphic Design

Software: Adobe Adobe Substance Designer After Effects Arnold for Maya Cinema 4D DaVinci Resolve Illustrator Keyshot Mari Marvelous Designer Maxon Motion Builder Mudbox Photoshop Python Redshift Renderman Spine Toon Boom Unity Unreal Xgen ZBrush

Programs: Diploma Masters Short Course

Certifications: Houdini Certified School Autodesk Trainer Adobe Certified Trainer Unreal Academic Partner Unreal Authorized Training Center


Eneko Musitu Bravo
Paula Fernandez
Javier Sanchez Garcia


Illustration & Concept Art Masters and Careers

These courses are focused on the student being able to quickly become a part of any preproduction team. Their training goes from specializing in Storyboards to creating characters to Concept Art and Illustration. And this discipline is complemented and completed with training in comics.

2D & 3D Animation Masters and Careers

In this case, students learn and specialize in the two major disciplines of 2D and 3D animation. And all with the assistance of the two great software programs applied to these techniques: Toon Boom and Maya. Our future professionals will learn to create cycles of movement that will subsequently allow them to breathe life into two-legged and four-legged characters.

3D Modeling & Sculpting Masters and Careers

These courses are aimed at the student garnering knowledge about the artistic and technical techniques needed to model sets, props and organic characters. ZBrush, Autodesk Maya, Mari and Substance are some of the software programs with which the students will reach the required levels of knowledge to quickly become part of a professional studio.

VFX (Visual Effects) Masters and Careers

In these courses, students will travel the fascinating path that goes from the creation of visual effects with Houdini to dominating post-production magic with Foundry Nuke to color grading with DaVinci Resolve. This training will capacitate them to be able to create visual effects for cinema.

Videogame Development Masters and Careers

Becoming versed in videogames encompasses all the different stages of production, from creating the environments, the characters, the levels and programming. All with the backing of the most-used rendering engines in the industry: Unreal and Unity. Once the course is over, the students will have achieved their goal: creating their own videogame.

Motion Graphics Masters and Careers

Motion Graphics is the most used discipline in the creation of animations for advertisement purposes, as well as for the creation of title credits. By training in Motion Graphics, the student will learn After Effects and Cinema 4D to be able to apply them and create top-notch innovative pieces.

Graphic Design Masters and Careers

Designed for those who love Digital Design, this course offers a broad program focused on the students acquiring the technical, artistic and creative skills required to become a professional graphic designer and work at major advertisement agencies.

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