Founded by professionals for professionals, our education approach is rooted in the principles of lifelong learning and continuous growth on-the-job. With our vast course catalog featuring everything from entry-level courses to seniors-only masterclasses, we’ve got you covered regardless of your skill level.

This is reflected in our modular program structure, which allows our students to start from a solid, general foundation and carve their learning path as they become more familiar with the different career options the industry brings, avoiding the traps of early specialization or time wasted on learning unnecessary skills. For students who wish to specialize and level up in the industry there are many options.

Offered in Serbian as well as English, our courses are available to both domestic and international students.

Crater Training Center offers a variety of delivery options for the entire course catalog, in order to ensure accessibility to our education to as many students as possible.

Courses are carried out in groups of 5-12 students, on a weekly basis, with each course following a specific schedule in terms of class duration and frequency.  

In terms of attendance, we offer the following delivery options

CLASSROOM  SETTING

                                        Traditional, in-person courses delivered at the school premises in Belgrade, Serbia.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

None, all hardware and software is provided by Crater Training Center, at the students’ disposal to use during class time as well as practice on workdays from 10 am to 5 pm.

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM SETTING

Remote, live online courses delivered through a web platform, available across the globe.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Home computer
• A computer that meets the minimum requirements for working in the software you want to learn (find it at the software website)
• Installed software
• Two screens recommended – one to work in the software and the other to keep track of what the lecturer is doing. You can use two monitors, laptop/tablet and desktop or connect a TV to your computer as a second screen.
• Stable internet with a minimum speed of 10/3 mb/s
• Microphone and headphones
• Keyboard and mouse (+ pen tablet depending on course)

Remote access to the school computer
• Two screens recommended – one to work in the software and the other to keep track of what the lecturer is doing. You can use two monitors, a laptop/tablet and desktop or connect a TV to your computer as a second screen.
• Stable internet with a minimum speed of 10/3 mb/s
• Microphone and headphones
• Keyboard and mouse (+ pen tablet depending on course)

HYBRID SETTING

A combination of the two, real-time online access to traditional courses taking place in the classroom setting with the instructor on premise. Allows for up to five students to join virtually via remote access to the school’s computers.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Remote access to the school computer
• Two screens recommended – one to work in the software and the other to keep track of what the lecturer is doing. You can use two monitors, a laptop/tablet and desktop or connect a TV to your computer as a second screen.
• Stable internet with a minimum speed of 10/3 mb/s
• Microphone and headphones
• Keyboard and mouse (+ pen tablet depending on course)

PRICING

With regards to the language the courses are being thought and average income and standard of living, our pricing categories are divided as follows

1. Category 0 – classes held in Serbian
2. Category 1 – classes held in English
3. Category 2 – classes held in English

Country category list

Payment is to be submitted in Serbian dinars for domestic students, according to the Euro/Dinar conversion rate issued by the National Bank of Serbia on the day of invoicing. For overseas payments, we issue invoices in EUR or USD.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  1. Full payment upfront (5% discount)
  2. Monthly payment throughout the duration of the course (first installment paid prior to the beginning of the course)
  3. For those students wishing to apply for more than one course, additional discounts are offered.

All students, regardless of age, gender, religion, race and nationality are welcome and eligible for studying at Crater Training Center.

 

REQUIREMENTS

All of our courses require

  • basic computer skills
  • working knowledge of English
  • working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (also offered as a Photoshop course), demonstrated either through a certificate or proof of previous work.

All specialized VFX and Gaming courses require the completion of our 3D Essentials course or a knowledge equivalent, demonstrated through a proof of previous work and subject to an evaluation by the course instructor.

Some specialized courses require additional knowledge and/or software proficiency, which is indicated in the right-hand menu of the specific Course page.

For international students, download our Welcome Pack [here].

To get started with the admissions procedure, you begin by filling out our Expression of Interest form, where you can tell us more about yourself and specify the courses you are interested in.

You will soon receive an email from a member of our team to learn about the available application process and course dates. You could schedule an interview with our Coordinator and/or the Course Instructor as well.

Enrollment lasts throughout the year and is determined according to student demand and the school calendar.

Every year, our vast network of partners invites us to take part in non-commercial or humanitarian projects. Serbia’s brightest talents as well as international exchange students selected for the Summer Internship Program, supported by the mentors, form a team and join in the effort, getting their first taste of a studio pipeline and a portfolio item in their sleeve. So far, we have partnered with London’s Escape Studios, as well as Erasmus+.

Depending on performance, some are selected to move on to an internship at Crater Studio*, where they get the opportunity to participate in current client work and experience the reality of the VFX profession, in all its gore and glory. Those who make it to the other side usually end up with a job offer in their hands.

In addition, Crater Training Center is one of three organizers of the annual CGA Belgrade conference, an international gathering of key industry players from the world of VFX, gaming, VR/AR and digital arts, culminating in an annual event that turns November into the month of computer graphics in Serbia’s vibrant capital city.

*We are working every day with Our Network to ensure more internship and job placement opportunities with other companies and leading studios in VFX and games, as well as advertising agencies and design studios.

PROGRAM

VFX CREATION AND GAME ART EDUCATION

Looking to take a leap of faith and make a move into the visual effects or video games industry or up your game as a generalist artist and officially specialize?

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SOFTWARE TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Thinking about finally doing what it takes to land that promotion and spicing up your CV with some software skills or creative hobbies that will set you apart from the competition?

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COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR TEENS

Trying to help your child navigate the confusing world of digital media and prepare them for the shifting landscape of tomorrow’s workplace?

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