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Course summary

BA (Hons) Live Visual Design & Production is a groundbreaking degree that will prepare you for an exciting career in live experience and entertainment, creating cutting-edge visual experiences for global audiences. Professionals with this skillset are in increasing demand in virtual productions, TV & film, esports, live events, music, theatre and corporate events. You'll build virtual worlds with gaming platforms like Unreal Engine, experiment with immersive technology such as virtual reality and motion tracking and create interactive visual experiences with projection mapping and LED walls. Teaching is project-based and practical. During your degree, you’ll learn from masterclasses with industry experts, work on real-world commercial projects and access industry work placements. You'll use industry-leading software, technology and equipment, to explore the creative, technical and production elements of live visuals. This course is ideal for you if you're interested in and would like to explore:

  • Virtual and augmented reality (AR & VR)
  • World-building, video and interactive game design
  • Generative content creation - using software to automatically generate content in real-time
  • Technical systems design
  • Projection systems and technologies
  • Large format LED systems (including video walls)
  • Immersive and interactive spaces
  • Industry-standard hardware and software
  • 2D & 3D design and modelling
  • Collaborating with other professionals
Why study at the Academy of Live Technology? Our specialist courses have been developed with careers in mind. You’ll have access to work experience opportunities and award-winning partnerships to help you prepare for the world of work ahead of you. When you study at the Academy of Live Technology, you’ll learn in a unique creative environment where some of the world’s greatest productions are put together. You’ll be taught by experts who bring their years of industry experience to your learning. You’ll see theory come to life as you get hands-on while you study. The course is regulated by the Office for Students.

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.

Entry requirements

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Unistats information

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]

BA (Hons) Live Visual Design & Production at Academy of Live Technology (formerly Backstage Academy) - UCAS