Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Visual Effects

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Course summary

Do you dream of seeing your name in the credits of a Hollywood blockbuster? If you have an interest in making exciting visuals using advanced software then you should consider studying our Visual Effects course. Our course leader, Lianne Forbes, who will be teaching you has worked as a Visual Effects artist on some films you might be familiar with including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Game of Thrones. Lianne was also part of the Oscar winning teams for both Hugo (Pixomondo) and Bladerunner 2049 (Framestore) as well as the Emmy award winning teams for Game of Thrones Seasons 2 and 3 (Pixomondo). Our BSc (Hons) Visual Effects course will develop your technical, creative and production skills, related to visual effects production. The course will prepare you to pursue careers in a range of roles within visual effects and other innovative industries utilising computer graphics. You will have access to a variety of high quality facilities including: a range of industry standard software, high specification computers, cloud-based rendering facilities, a Vicon motion capture studio, one of the largest fixed green screen studios in the UK, a Milo motion control system, a variety of camera and lighting equipment and excellent learning facilities with access to substantial library open 24 hours and a variety on-line resources. The course is delivered by a highly skilled and experienced course team, with a range of relevant industrial and academic experience, who constantly engage with industry and update their skills, to ensure the course remains up to date. To ensure that you are equipped and ready to engage with industry our tutoring programme and Graduate+ scheme will provide support and guidance through-out your educational journey to equip you with professional skills and prepare you for industry. The course aims to produce versatile, adaptable graduates with the fusion of technical and creative skills that industry is looking for.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
1018
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Millennium Point Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Visual Effects at Birmingham City University - UCAS