Backstage Academy

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Live Visual Design & Production

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Course summary

Do you want to create cutting-edge visual experiences and lead the next generation of digital designers? *BA (Hons) Live Visual Design & Production is a groundbreaking degree focused on creating cutting-edge visual experiences for global audiences. You'll build virtual worlds with gaming platforms like Unreal Engine, experiment with immersive technology such as VR and motion tracking, and create interactive visual experiences to amaze audiences. * Throughout the programme, you'll use industry-leading software, technology and equipment, to explore the creative, technical and production elements of live visuals. Teaching is project-based and practical, and includes masterclasses with world-leading experts and industry placements giving you invaluable practical experience of working within visual production. Crucially, you'll work on real-world commercial projects throughout your degree bridging the gap between education and industry. You will graduate from this degree with a highly prized skill set and huge potential for an exciting and lucrative career in entertainment technology - from live events, music and gaming, to film, TV and virtual production. Whether you want to... _ Develop your visual storytelling using immersive technology such as virtual production and VR, _ Use gaming platforms, such as Unreal Engine, to immerse audiences in sophisticated virtual worlds, _ Enhance live performances with interactive content shown through LED walls or projection, _ Or combine art and technology to create cutting-edge artistic installations, ...this degree will develop you into unrivalled professionals at the forefront of the live events and creative industries. You can watch a range of videos about this degree at On campus at Production Park, you'll join an ecosystem of creative minds and entrepreneurs working day in, day out to drive innovation and realise big ideas. This course is ideal for you if you're interested in and would like to explore: _ World building - video and interactive game design using software such as Unreal Game Engine and Notch _ Generative content creation - using software to automatically generate content in real time _ Virtual production and motion tracking _ Immersive & interactive technology (including virtual & augmented reality) _ Projection mapping, systems and technologies _ Large format LED systems (e.g. video walls) _ 2D & 3D design and modelling Key Skills Relevant to this Degree: _ Video game design & 3D modelling _ Visual effects, animation, graphic design & illustration _ Production design _ Fine art _ Lighting & sound _ IT systems Why Backstage Academy? _ Career-focused in Every Way _ Award-winning Student Experience (Student Experience Award, Educate North Awards 2020). _ A Campus in the Heart of the Live Events Industry _ Global Work Opportunities _ Award-winning Industry Partnerships _ Learn from Working Industry Professionals _ Highly-personalised Student Support The course is regulated by the Office for Students.

Course details

Assessment method

As well as traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and masterclass seminars from industry experts, international case studies, workshops and more importantly opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement; giving you unique insights and a thorough understanding of the visual production industry operating in international markets and in a range of sectors. Assessment is via a range of methods, from developing a portfolio of your work and skills, to practical assessment and research projects.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We do not currently accept international students.

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Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

As part of our commitment to access and widening participation, we offer a range of bursary and additional financial support for prospective students. There is also a hardship fund available to eligible students who experience financial crisis. To find out more, please contact us on 01977 659880 or email [email protected]

Live Visual Design & Production at Backstage Academy - UCAS