10-20-2004, 07:13 PM
I studied at Bournemouth University in the south of England. I didn't specialize in Matte Painting, I did 3D which was an excellent course. They teach Maya, Houdini, Softimage and Shake. They run you through Photoshop and you can pretty much spend time doing your own projects on the Masters course, which is one year. I haven't heard of anywhere that teaches matte painting on its own. A lot of the people on my course, including me, had done a three or four year course in fine art before that one. It's a good place to go to learn about the whole Digital Effect Industry and the majority of the people I worked with are now employed and moving up the ladder. There is another place in Teeside as well I think. Cheers hope this is of some help.