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Course summary

Every film goes through three states: pre-production, production and post production. Post production is the creative activity that can make a good film great, and with a growing demand for bigger and better visual effects, there’s never been a better time to study for a VFX and post production degree course. Combining practical skills with theory, this BA (Hons) Post Production and VFX degree course has been developed and shaped by leading production companies to ensure our teaching reflects a constantly evolving industry. You’ll cover all aspects of post production, from initial shooting to editing, sound design and VFX creation. At the heart of our post production university courses is collaborative practice, equipping you with the skills you establish a professional career in the creative industry. What’s more, you’ll be based at our MediaCityUK campus, meaning you’ll be ideally placed to tap into a network of leading post production and VFX companies. You’ll gain hands-on experience through a series of live briefs, while engaging with renowned industry practitioners and scholars across a variety of initiatives, events and projects. You will:

  • Develop the creative and technical skills needed to produce high quality post production and VFX visuals
  • Study in our state-of-the-art facilities on our MediaCityUK campus
  • Deepen your knowledge of shooting, editing, sound design and VFX creation in the context of contemporary post production practice
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Year one

  • 3D with 2D Content Generation
  • VFX Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Media Workflows
  • Craft Editing Fundamentals
  • History of Editing and VFX
  • Shooting for Post Production
Year two
  • VFX Effects and Practices
  • Applied Technologies for VFX
  • Long Form Editing for Broadcast
  • Landmarks in Editing and VFX
  • Short Form Editing for Online and Events
  • Collaborative Workflows with Industry Brief
Year three
  • Advanced VFX
  • Advanced Editing and Audio
  • Pre-Production Portfolio for Major Project
  • Final Major Project
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  • Year 1

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