Film and Visual Effects Technology (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS

University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film and Visual Effects Technology (with a placement year)

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Course summary

Developed as part of Screen Yorkshire’s Connected Campus Universities Group, this comprehensive degree programme has been designed in response to industry demand for graduates who are both creatively and technically able. Utilising industry standard facilities, technologies and software, under the supervision of a team of experienced and industry active lecturers, you will gain a solid grounding in:

  • Still and moving image capture/manipulation
  • Cinematography
  • Modelling and animation
  • Computational simulation
  • Digital composition
  • CGI lighting
  • Look development and advanced rendering
During your final year on the course you will undertake a major bespoke production project, where you will be able to collaborate with other disciplines and put your learning into practice, whilst showcasing your expertise developed through the course. Throughout your time on the course you will be afforded a range of opportunities that will enrich your learning and advance your skillset. This includes collaborations with big name broadcasters such as the BBC, and workshops and talks by award-winning professionals including Iki Ikram (VFX Artist, Last of Us, Uncharted) and Nick Wilkinson (Art Director, Game of Thrones). The Department has a practical relationship with film related organisations such as the Bradford Film Office, UNESCO City of Film and the Working Academy placement agency. These close links provide our students with opportunities to engage on projects outside of the classroom and build up the practical experience needed to break into to film industry. Placement This programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in industry between your second and final year and many students continue their relationship with their placement employers working for them part-time, developing Final Year Projects with them or going back to them into graduate positions.


Year 1: 3D Character Modeling and Animation (core) Application Programming and Development (core) Creativity and Imagination (core) Introduction to 3D Computer Modelling and Animation (core), Introduction to Digital Visual Effects (core) Moving Image Production (core) Year 2: Cinematography (core) Digital Compositing and Post Production (core) Digital Preparation, Rotoscoping and Matte Painting (core) Look Development, Lighting and Advanced Rendering (core) Script Programming and Technical Animation (core) Motion Capture and Digital Scanning (option) Technical Effects and Physics for CGI and VFX (option) Year 4: Professional Industry Profile (core), Studio Pre-Production (core), Studio Production (core).

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21124* Year 1
International £21124* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Film and Visual Effects Technology (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS