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MDes Visual Effects*

Visual Effects*

Industry Links

Strong links with industry and professional bodies

Contact Time

High contact time with the programme team


Access to specialist facilities in the Centre for the Creative Industries


Year of entry: 2019 2020

UCAS Tariff: 120

Duration: 4 YRS (FT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

The MDes VFX programme provides an opportunity for you to extend your studies beyond undergraduate level and acquire further knowledge and expertise at master’s level.


Our degree will enable you to become part of a dynamic industry worth several billion pounds every year, giving you the opportunity to work on live projects for real clients and be part of an exciting, fast-paced industry.


This course is about everything from compositing, rig removal to bringing movies/games to life in a variety of formats, from initial ideas to creating the believable.


This idea-driven course, enables multi-creative exploration and experience in all areas of VFX, with the opportunity to collaborate with others across the creative arts.


VFX has a large market in the UK with the highest number of VFX studios in Europe. With innovation and creativity at its core, this course will allow you to express your design ideas through all areas of VFX techniques.


This programme provides an opportunity for you to extend your studies beyond undergraduate level and acquire further knowledge and expertise at master’s level that is focused around deeper practice-based skills and analytical/research skills, alongside furthering their experience of working on professional pieces of work, such as industry-led projects and commissions. The programme also challenges the way in which you think about your practice and how you might embrace and adapt to different ways of working that are ‘outside the box’.


Our external and industrial links enable you to liaise with industry and gain professional experience. Learning is driven by ‘events’ where you are able to work on real projects. These provide opportunities to work in your specialism, as well as collaboratively across other subject areas in the creative industries. 


*Subject to ValidationThe 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 with finding an alternative programme.


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