AIM Assessment

Junior VFX Artist (Generalist) EPA

The Junior VFX Artist (Generalist) EPA is a level 7 apprenticeship standard.

A Junior VFX Artist is normally found in the British and International visual effects (VFX) industries, providing digital content for film, television, advertising, corporate and immersive reality industries. The output and remit of a VFX studio is varied, and they will produce work for a range of clients across advertising, film, television and immersive reality. Some studios specialise in one area, particularly feature films which is the largest area of the industry.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to select and use relevant 3D software to create visually engaging motion graphics, animations or images (assets). This sometimes involves working with two- or three-dimensional models. The animations and graphics they create are stylistically consistent and enhance the visual style of their work. In some cases, a sequence might be entirely computer generated with no live action background elements.

Gateway requirements

  • Level 2 English and Mathematics 
  • a portfolio of evidence to underpin the professional discussion

Assessment Methods

  • Workplace project with presentation and questions:  A project involves the apprentice completing a significant and defined piece of work that has a real business application and benefit. After this they must present a presentation to the assessor on the project and have the ability to answer any questions they may have.
  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio: In a professional discussion, an independent assessor and apprentice have a formal two-way conversation. It gives the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate their competency within the role by using their portfolio of work.

Indicative duration of assessment

Typical duration to gateway: 18 months

More Information

Find out more on the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website.

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