Visual Effects with foundation year*
Strong links with industry and professional bodies
High contact time with the programme team
Access to specialist facilities in the Centre for the Creative Industries
UCAS code: VEFY
Year of entry: 2019 2020
UCAS Tariff: 48
Duration: 4 YRS (FT)
Institution code: G53
The UK’s VFX industry is not only world-renowned but also strategically important to the future of the whole infrastructure of film and video game production in the UK. This new idea-driven skill-based course will cover the key skills of the VFX industry and has been designed with employability as the key outcome.
You’ll be part of a degree with innovation and creativity at its heart as you bring digital effects to reality through a series of modules that include matte painting and 3D modelling, CGI Animation and VFX for Video Games. The perfect preparation for a career in an exciting, fast-paced industry worth billions each year.
Your studies will see you gain experience in digital skills and techniques used to bring projects from concept to screen through matte painting, 3D modelling, 3D sculpting and computer-generated animation.
The course will involve a mix of design and technical skills like environment/character design and creation, 3D Modelling, texturing, compositing, live briefs, and post-production. The course provides a broad study of VFX, with an emphasis on innovation, design and creativity using the latest industry standard software and much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to get hands-on and work with industry professionals on real-world projects to help develop your skills and experience.
*Subject to Validation. The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information. Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you in finding an alternative programme.