Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Visual Effects

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Course summary

Visual effects bring stories to life on the big screen. Using the latest techniques in 3D computer graphics you’ll create stunning objects and characters – and put these into real life footage to make believable scenes that will wow audiences. We’ve linked up with industry specialists based at Pinewood Studios, to create this unique course. It’s been designed by experts with industry needs in mind, so you’ll have the practical skills employers look for. Why study this subject? Visual effects bring stories to life on the big screen. Using the latest techniques in 3D computer graphics to create stunning objects and characters – and put these into real life footage to make believable scenes that will wow audiences. You could be working in the film industry or as a major part of TV and commercials, or using your skills you could choose to work in games or architectural visualisation With industry-focused teaching, you’ll have the skills employers are looking for and a portfolio to impress. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? The film industry is a fast-moving world. You need to immerse yourself in it to stay in the game. At BNU you will be taught by a mix of academic and industry expert staff. We have strong industry links which contribute to the course through guest lectures and teaching in certain modules. We also have specialist modellers and animators who have worked in the industry. We are also very intentional about creating a strong community. Despite this course being delivered online, we offer various study channels and chat channels so you will be supported and feel a part of the wider BNU community when studying with us. What facilities can I use? You will have access to our specialist software via BNUAnywhere. This includes Maya, Zbrush, Nuke, Marvellous Designer, Adobe suite, Cinema 4D, Dragon Frame amongst others. What will I study? In Year 1 you will learn the fundamentals of 3D. In Year 2 you will explore specialisms. In Year 3 you will be encouraged to choose a specialism and aim to create a high quality showreel to support any subsequent job applications you make. Your projects will be focused on achieving your aims and will be done with the guidance and support of lecturers. Throughout the course you will also be encouraged to reflect upon your progress and what you might do upon graduation. How will I be taught and assessed? You will receive a set of pre-recorded video lectures each week which will contain the learning content as well as a guidance document on how to use the material. You will be able to complete these at times convenient to yourself. This will last for approximately 10 weeks depending on the module. You will also be given a task to complete which will allow you to apply your learning. You will be able to submit your progress at regular intervals for a feedback video from the lecturer. There will also be a scheduled group online discussion each week where the lecturer will introduce the topic and invite students to discuss and ask questions. After the lecturing period is over you will be given an industry focussed practical task for each module and you will also be required to keep a reflective learning journal. The practical work is generally 70% of the assessment. At the end of the course you will compile your best work into a showreel.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
VEFD
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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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 £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Visual Effects at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS