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Rainbow Academy
Rainbow Academy

Rainbow Academy

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90% Employment Rate
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Italy's Premier CG and Animation School

At Rainbow Academy, we pride ourselves on being a pioneer in the field of Computer Graphics, 3D and 2D Animation, Visual Effects, Videogames, and Concept Art education. Since our establishment in 2011, we have been committed to providing our students with an unmatched learning experience that goes beyond traditional classroom settings. Our unique approach combines theoretical knowledge with practical work, ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the skills and expertise demanded by the industry. What sets us apart is our close association with Rainbow CGI, Italy's leading 3D Animation studio, which allows our students to learn in a professional environment and gain hands-on experience from industry experts. Join us at Rainbow Academy and unlock your creative potential in the vibrant city of Rome.

Countries: Italy

Location: Online Campus

Industries: 2D Animation 3D Animation Visual Effects Game Design & Development Concept Art & Illustration Architectural Visualisation

Software: 3ds Max Adobe After Effects Adobe Creative Suite Adobe Photoshop Adobe Substance Painter Arnold for Maya Autodesk 3ds Max Autodesk Maya DaVinci Resolve Houdini Maxon Zbrush Nuke Unity Unity 3D Unreal Engine V-Ray

Programs: Masters Short Course

Certifications: Chaos Authorized Training Center Autodesk Authorized Training Center


Giorgia Garrone
Jan Miguel Blanca Goce
Erica Zanussi
Vincenzo Virgillito


3D Digital Production

This is a Master in 3D Animation and VFX , it’s a course of 3D graphics for Movies, Animation and Videogames. The course engages the students in the experience of all the stages of a production: from modeling, texturing and the shading of materials, the rigging of characters and props, the animation itself, the making of Visual Effects in the studio, the Lighting techniques and digital compositing with Nuke. Duration: 9 months + final production thesis.

Digital VFX Production

The course is aimed at all the people who love movies, tv-series and commercials that make use of 3D and Visual Effects. Together with 22Dogs, an Italian leading company in the field, Rainbow Academy wants to train professionals who can become part of Italian and international production teams.The Master course teaches students how to elaborate and alter both still and animated images, working both on live action and 3D and 2D cg elements. Guided by internationally-renowned professionals, students are given both theoretical and practical lessons, while being introduced to the various software suites used in the field: Maya, Substance Painter and Nuke.

Game Assets

Our course in Game Assets forms professional and specialized 3D Artists and Digital Sculptors for the gaming field. Our Master in Game Assets is aimed at those who want to work in the production stage of creating 3d models of characters, environments and props, which constitute the visual world of videogames. The educational path of Game Art 3D teaches the advanced techniques of modeling (low poly and high poly) of characters and environments for Videogames by means of professional software like Autodesk Maya and ZBrush. The next step sees the creation of texture in Photoshop and surfacing in Substance Painter and Substance Designer, followed by the rigging module. Our students learn how to handle the import of assets rendered in Marmoset Toolbag inside the real-time rendering engines, Unity and Unreal Engine.

Game Production

Our Master in Game Production is a professional path focused on Videogame production and aimed at those who are willing to turn their passion for videogames into a concrete career opportunity. Our Course teaches all the stages of videogame production: from game design to programming, from Virtual Reality to Augmented Reality, with the release of the finalized video game once finished, and the study of the marketing and cash conversion techniques that will make the product competitive in the gaming industry. After this professional formation, our students will have gained the theoretical knowledge and technical competences to make a videogame from scratch.

Unreal Developer

The Unreal Developer Master’s program aims to train Unreal programmers, specializing mainly in the use of the Engine’s native scripting system, who are able to bring their technical and scientific knowledge to bear in the gaming and entertainment fields. Using the C++ programming language, one of the highest performing and most widely used in the world, the student will be guided to the focused learning of the Unreal API, understanding its potential and versatility.

Concept Art

The Master in Concept Art is for all those who are attracted to traditional drawing, who have artistic skills and want to approach the new techniques of 2D design and colouring in Photoshop. All our teachers, a team of esteemed professionals, lead the students step by step through the process of making and finalizing characters, props and environments useful in the industry of Entertainment, Animation and Videogames.The aim of this course is the formation of a professional dedicated to 2D graphics able to operate in any entertainment production field from cinema to videogames, and the world of graphics in general, after experiencing a production workflow that leads to the creation of a final portfolio that promotes the student’s technical and artistic skills.

2D Animation

The course’s objective is to give life to characters and stories by way of 2D digital animation: a professional path that prepares students for the world of large Animation companies. The first stage is the creation of a Storyboard, followed by all the production stages to the creation of an Animatic. The lessons cover storytelling through images, camera shots, language and conventions. There is also a detailed introduction to shot composition and sequence writing.In the second module there is an introduction to the basics of animation, followed by the practical experience of the entire production cycle which leads to the making of a 2D Animation product.The goal is the transformation of an idea into a proper 2D Animation product.

3D Architecture & Design

The Master in 3D Architecture and Design is a complete course that forms Professionals of 3D Architectural Visualization.The course in Digital Architecture is for architects and architecture students, surveyors and designers who want to specialize in the creation of photorealistic rendering. Our goal is to form professionals who are autonomous in the management of 3D photorealistic visualization of both interior and exterior designs.

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