Hussain Taj - 2015/2016
What education did you have before you took the Visual Effects for Film and Television course?
Before coming to Seneca to attend Visual Effects for Film and Television, I did my bachelors in computer applications for three years. I had a lack of interest in programming and coding, so I decided to shift my career into a creative field and chose to do a short-term VFX diploma course for 4 months which includes all the 2D softwares like After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere etc.
Tell us a bit about your experience at the college.
My experience in Seneca was life changing. By meeting a bunch of smart people in my class and some really good faculty members which helped me every single time to improve my creative touch in visual effects was mind blowing.
The best thing about the Seneca VFX course is that all the faculty members are working professionals. Not only will they will help you out with your studies but they will share all the current industry events going around which can really help you establish your career.
How do you use the education you got at Seneca in your job today?
The Seneca VFX course is really well planned and managed and it's straight to the point from the first lecture. In just eight months you cover all the aspects of the visual effects industry and you end up having a very powerful skillset to start your career.
Before coming to Seneca I had no knowledge about any 3D software. Within just eight months I got a really good foundation and basic knowledge about everything which helps me out in every possible way.
I got my job offer just a week after graduating from Seneca and I'm really enjoying it and happy that I choose Seneca VFX to achieve my dreams.
What advice would you give potential students who are thinking of taking the course?
If you think you have potential, desire and will work hard then Seneca is the place for you. Be prepared to work like a maniac and push your limits each and everyday. It's going be rough sometimes but your hard work will surely pay off. Opportunity is within your reach, it just depends how well you grasp it.
See you in the industry.
(Written in 2016)