TESJo at the national forefront with engineering in digital animation and visual effects


Strengthening and modernizing the educational infrastructure is a permanent action of the Governor of the State of Mexico, Alfredo Del Mazo Maza, since the strategies have focused on guaranteeing an inclusive, equitable and quality education.

TESJo has a modern laboratory for the production and development of multimedia content and visual effects (Photo: Special).

Through the Ministry of Education, in charge of Gerardo Monroy Serrano, the actions that consolidate the Mexican educational system as a benchmark at the national level are executed, an example of this is the equipment of the Digital Animation and Visual Effects Engineering laboratory. , from the Technological of Higher Studies of Jocotitlán (TESJo).

With the modernization of this laboratory, it contributes to the development of abilities, skills and aptitudes of the students, while placing the institution at the forefront at the state and national level, in the use of technological resources for the production and development of multimedia content. and visual effects.

In this sense, Roberto Blas Enríquez, professor of the Animation subject at TESJo, explained the advantages of having an audiovisual production laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art instruments, for an area where endless occupations can be found.

“We found one of the great benefits in audiovisual production, since it places us at the tip of the iceberg within national and international audiovisual production, since this equipment allows us through Mocap (motion capture), to be able to generate animations in 3D, of productions that involve many areas of multimedia; that is, we follow up on the entire pipeline (script) and we can occupy a multidisciplinary field within animation production, ”he explained.

He added that everything in the laboratory allows for professional productions to be made and not just remain in the student’s practice, since the equipment ranges from the wiring system, lighting, cameras for image surveys, video editing equipment, animation, modeling, illustration and animation as demanded by the international market.

“We are one of the few schools that have the courage to have the entire interface to be the Mocap, we see the chroma here, which will allow us to interact in various scenarios, interact with various animation, post-production results, in this case, everything which includes that multimedia world”, he said.

In accordance with the career study plan, the Digital Animation and Visual Effects Engineer is capable of applying technological resources to develop their professional activity in the film industry in the areas of direction, production, art direction, animation, special effects , screenwriting, video game industry, cinematics, 3D modeling, character, art and architectural design, in a global, multidisciplinary and sustainable context.

In this regard, Magali Ortega Mondragón, a Digital Animation and Visual Effects Engineering student, explained how the teaching-learning processes of the degree have evolved.

“Now the team is more professional, I think we can create quality content, more competent content, now we can make productions for television, for social networks, we have video cameras, with more professional cameras, with better quality, computers even more powerful.

“The step that I have seen since I started is great, when we started the team was smaller, I feel that it is very well prepared and I think that we can make the most of it, to create, as I had mentioned, competent content for the media,” he said.

As a student, she said she was proud to study at TESJo, since the new laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment, she highly recommended the degree, because now students will be better prepared to face the challenges represented by the film industry, communication, video games and architectural design.

The Engineering degree in Digital Animation and Visual Effects consists of nine semesters. In the 2022-2023 school year, 317 students are enrolled, of which 186 are men and 131 women; and to date 57 have graduated in three generations.

Currently, TESJo’s enrollment is 4,691 students, with 12 face-to-face undergraduate programs, one online degree, and one master’s program, which benefit 39 municipalities of the State of Mexico and seven federal entities. The next call for admission opens on February 3, 2023.

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TESJo at the national forefront with engineering in digital animation and visual effects