Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Visual Effects with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Summary: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you do not have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for entry to year one of the degree. If you want to work in the animated film and TV industries then this course is for you. The course provides a clear focus on the creation of 3D and 2D visual effects and simulation for 3D animation, film and television. Course details: You learn skills in 3D modelling, scripting, rigging, animation, and especially in compositing visual effects into animated products. You also gain experience of the wider pre-production and production pipelines in team modules shared with other animation and technical effects disciplines, where you can work as a generalist on design, pre-production, rigging, lighting and shaders, or in more specialist effects animation roles in simulation, and post-production or rendering pipelines. The course contains a strong technical strand, ensuring you are fully literate in the rapidly changing technologies of 2D and 3D effects animation and simulation, in small or large productions for a variety of visual contexts, from the small and often unnoticed to the large and spectacular. You will benefit from being able to collaborate with all the other animation disciplines, from dedicated concept artists to creative 2D and stop-motion productions to students working on technical direction in the VFX area. After the course: You are encouraged to think about your future career from the outset. We have a number of events that develop your employability: our ExpoSeries is integral to your course and is an opportunity for you to interact with employers at each level of your course via ExpoTential at the end of the first year, ExpoTalent at the end of the second year and ExpoTees at the end of the third year. Each event is open to the public and has invited industry guests, ensuring that you have the opportunity to showcase your work to peers, the public and potential future placements or employers at regular intervals throughout each level of your studies. The ExpoSeries underlines our commitment to employability by making this integral to your learning journey.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

A variety of learning and teaching methods are employed throughout the programme. The methods adopted reflect active learning using authentic approaches, due to the vocational nature of the course. Team working is featured throughout the course and will prepare you for the formal group assessment in years 2 and 3. External guest speakers, seminars and workshops on current research and emerging topics are also a course feature. These will include inquiry-based learning and activities that mirror research process in the discipline. Additionally, they provide you with a bibliography of important and recent academic and professional research publications in the discipline.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • ScreenSkills

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 - 80 points

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
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Visual Effects with Foundation Year at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS