If you want to work in the feature film visual effects industry or associated areas, this is the perfect course. You'll embrace the complete visual effects post-production pipeline and focus on theory, principles and production of assets and shots. Why study BA (Hons) Visual Effects at BU?
- Produce a high-quality demonstrative portfolio of work related to the knowledge and production of professional quality feature film visual effects
- Tailor your studies to either a more technical or artistic flavour depending on your desired career aspirations and benefit from supportive tutors who provide tailored and personal reviews of your work
- Access specialist facilities including a new green screen and motion capture studio, as well as animation laboratories, equipped with industry-standard software
- Mirror industry practice by working collaboratively with other National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) students on our courses in Art & Design and Technical Arts to create visual effects work
- Make invaluable contacts before you graduate through regular industry guest speakers and BU’s BFX Festival, featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers, masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings and networking events
- Graduate career-ready with 91% of our graduates in employment within 15 months of graduation. (source DiscoverUni 2022).
Introduction to Production Tools | Visual Storytelling & Pre-Visualisation | Post Visualisation & Shot Development | Asset Integration | Visual Effects Photography & Acquisition | Image Processing | Modelling & Texturing | Lighting & Rendering | Digital Matte Painting | Rigging | Technical Effects | Digital Fabrication | Major Project
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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- Year 4
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
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|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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