Do you dream of working in the Visual Effects (VFX) industry on the latest commercial or next blockbuster? Our course is perfect for those looking to gain knowledge of 3D VFX and Compositing, the degree will provide you with the professional skills that the industry is looking for or even to start your own studio. Learn to be a creative artist from day one - working in industry-style studios using the latest tools and techniques and working as part of a team on high quality creative projects. You’ll have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors, who alongside practising professionals will provide regular feedback on your work. You’ll graduate with a Masters, MA, after four years (or a BA after three years) qualification along with the skills, experience, and showstopping portfolio, to really stand out.
Level 4 / Year 1: All our undergraduate students study common modules in their first year. This will give you the all-round skills you’ll need on your journey to becoming a professional. • 3D for VFX – Core (15 credits) • Computer Animation – Core (15 credits) • Compositing for VFX – Core (15 credits) • Video Game Art – Core (15 credits) • Creative Foundations – Project (30 credits) • Creative Foundations – Craft (30 credits) Level 5 / Year 2: From your second year you’ll start to specialise in VFX and work in teams on industry-style projects. •3D for VFX - Pro (30 credits) •Compositing for VFX - Advanced (30 credits) You’ll study specialist VFX modules and have high contact time with your tutors. •Specialism (15 credits) •Industry Studio Project (45 credits) Level 6 / Year 3: By your third year, you’ll be working in a team just like a fully functioning independent studio, alongside developing an in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation. •Advanced Specialism (30 credits) •Professional Practice (30 credits) •Professional Studio Project (60 credits) Level 7 / Year 4: If you choose the four year MArt programme, you’ll learn about entrepreneurship and develop the skills needed to start your own studio. As part of a team, you’ll work like a real start-up studio and create a project to a commercial standard. You will be assessed on the crucial aspects that define its success. • Art and Design (30 credits) • Craft (30 credits) • Process (30 credits) • Business (30 credits)
Your work is assessed through practical assignments and retrospectives by a mix of tutor, peer, self-review and industry. In fact, often 25% of your project module grades will come from industry professionals. Formative assessment Majority of modules contain at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback. Formative assessments are developmental and do not count towards your overall module mark. Summative assessment breakdown Level 4 and 5 For Level 4 and 5 modules, your assessment will be split into two parts: 75% Product - You will be required to create a product (short computer animation, rendered image of a 3D object composited shot, etc.) to a specified brief, then present it in front of a panel and demonstrate how you have met the learning outcomes in your work. 25% Retrospective - You will be required to write a reflective analysis and present this for moderation and assessment. Level 6 One module will be assessed just like level 4 and 5 modules; for two other modules (Advanced Specialism, Professional Practice), 100% of the mark will be based on a self-evaluative portfolio. Level 7 If you’re doing the four-year MArt programme, you will be required to complete Level 7 modules. The assessment of these modules will be split into four parts corresponding to four stages of the project - Explore, Ideate, Accelerate, and Incubate. Each stage will be equal to 25% of the final mark.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|