Visual Effects at Futureworks - UCAS

Visual Effects


Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Course summary

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Visual Effects is for anyone interested in creating the stunning visual effects seen each day from the latest Hollywood and televisual epics to the creative innovation of high impact TV adverts. The United Kingdom is renowned for its skilled film makers and now boasts some of the biggest visual effects houses in the world. Using the finest innovations in technology, this course covers the seamless integration of photo real computer-generated creatures, environments, assets and people. Your studies will cover the key areas of visual effects; from Rotoscoping and Keying to Tracking, Match moving and colour correction. Further in-depth studies such as digital set creation and destruction, matte painting, digital character creation, fluid, cloth and particle dynamics will refine your skills, will support you in becoming an accomplished visual effects artist.

Course details


HE Level 4 (Year 1): Introduction to Compositing (40 credits), Introduction to 3D Modelling (20 credits), Content Creation for VFX (40 credits), History of Visual Effects (20 credits). HE Level 5 (Year 2): Visual Effects Studio Project (40 credits), Character Creation & Motion capture for VFX (40 credits), Motion Graphics & UI Development (20 credits), Contemporary Visual Effects (20 credits). HE Level 6 (Year 3), Professional Studio Practice (40 credits), Professional Specialism (20 credits), Honours Project (60 credits).

Assessment method

We want to do everything we can to prepare you for working within the creative industries, and this is reflected in the way we teach and assess you. The course is mostly coursework based, which means your tutors will be able to give you constant, constructive feedback. Presentation techniques will give you valuable experience of how to present your thoughts and ideas successfully and enthusiastically, so you are better at selling your ideas to prospective employers. The written work is an important part of assessment and will improve your communication skills. A combination of lectures, tutorials, peer reviews, discussions and observations will ensure that you’re industry ready. External visits will present you with a wider range of topics and the opportunity to expand your portfolio, whilst guest speakers will help you to understand film production and media industries, how it works and how you can make your mark on it.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeW614
Institution code F98
Campus nameFutureworks (Manchester Media School)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

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Additional entry requirements


Interviewer: Jamie Scott (Programme Leader)

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
Channel Islands £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 Futureworks - UCAS