Also a fee-based online training provider, FXPHD follows a unique approach. Like a university, the courses are divided into 10-week terms. Each course in FXPHD is run by a practicing VFX or editing professional who has been hand-picked for his or her expert knowledge in the field. The professors come from a background of working on a wide variety of internationally renowned projects. In each term, students are offered a selection of courses, from which they are able to choose up to three. In addition, they receive a mandatory additional course called Background Fundamentals. Every week during the term, attendees can download a 30 to 40-minute QuickTime movie for each of the classes. In addition, FXPHD has online forums where students can discuss the classes with their professor and other artists in the classes. The forums plus classes is really what sets FXPHD apart from others.