Visual Effects at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

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Course summary

International students: This course is not available for international applicants requiring a Student Visa. Location: This Teesside University award is delivered at our London Here East campus, part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Start dates: September, November and January - visit for details. Course overview: This one year Certificate of Higher Education is ideal if you want to experience the benefits of university-level education before committing to study a full degree. We support you all the way - maybe you've been out of education for a while, didn't get the grades first time round or want to retrain in a new field. As a visual effects artist, you create lands, worlds and mind-blowing effects - from storyboards to concept art. We encourage you to combine your artistic skills with creative technology to bring your ideas to life. You learn by doing, under the guidance of professionals and industry-experienced tutors, alongside fellow students all passionate about this field. Networking opportunities include Animex, our annual high-profile international animation and games festival. After the course: Graduates may go on to work as artists, effects animators, pipeline specialists and digital visual experts at games companies. You also develop skills for a career in digital media - typically in film, TV, advertising and multimedia - through to architectural and product visualisation.


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How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


In addition to academic entry requirements, you must also provide a portfolio if you haven’t previously studied art, design, drawing, animation, games art or games design. Your portfolio should demonstrate fundamental drawing skills such as life drawing and observational drawing, and show your creativity through your own design ideas.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Clearing contact details

Additional information

UK students: Clearing line opening times: Monday to Friday - 9.30am until 4.00pm. For courses at our Middlesbrough campus call 01642 738400 or visit to complete our online enquiry form, or for courses at our London campus call 0203 9609333 or visit to complete our online enquiry form. International students: if you have already obtained your qualifications and achieved your grades, use the relevant link (from above - Middlesbrough or London campus) to register your details with us - you must upload all requested documents to the enquiry form.

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Visual Effects at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS