Norwich University of the Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animation and Visual Effects (VFX)

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Course summary

Develop the creative and technical skills behind the latest Hollywood blockbusters and learn from award-winning studio professionals on our BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects degree course. On this future-looking course, you will develop skills that prepare you for the increasing demand for animation and visual effects expertise: from the screen industries to architecture and urban design; scientific visualisation to creative design and virtual reality. Working side-by-side with single honours Animation students in your first year, you will acquire skills across the range of animation and visual effects expertise; from character creation to the use of green screen, to digital matte painting, to lighting, texturing and rendering to build your imagined worlds. You’ll have the opportunity to attend FMX, the biggest and best animation, visual effects, games and immersive media conference in Europe. You’ll also have access to a subsidised commercial version of Nuke, the industry standard software used in major studios, with a licence that even extends for one year after graduation. As you become an expert “world builder”, creating seamless life-like, believable photo-real worlds, you’ll use visual effects to create character designs, enhance stories, working with directors or filming your own shots, helping to develop a portfolio that could fast-track you into the animation and visual effects industries.

Course details

Modules

You can find more information about the content of the BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects course at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/courses/ba-hons-Animation-and-Visual-Effects/

Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/assessment/


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W618
Institution code:
N39
Campus name:
Norwich University of the Arts
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Year 2 entry you will need 120 credits at Level 4 or equivalent experience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Norwich University of the Arts will accept other pre-entry qualifications or combinations of different qualifications. Applications may also be considered from candidates who do not meet these minimum entry requirements. NUA welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and previous educational or professional experiences, including those with non-standard qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/courses/ba-hons-Animation-and-Visual-Effects/

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects (4 Year) at NUA, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio. This will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/courses/ba-hons-animation-and-visual-effects/


Unistats information

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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
International £17500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS