SAE Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hertfordshire

Visual Effects Animation

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Course summary

From 2D and 3D animations, to Visual Effects and Game Art, nurture your creativity into life and transform your ideas into reality with a Visual Effects & Animation degree from SAE. You’ll learn the critical hands-on elements and processes needed to tell a story and release your ideas from the page. Visual effects are at the core of the moving industry. From blockbuster movies to high-impact commercials and interactive video games, visual effects artists are now embedded across many film projects, working to shape the visual language of an entire movie. In the UK, the visual effects sector continues to evolve and grow. Our project based ‘creative studio’ approach provides a practically focussed approach to your education, through the engagement with authentic assessment activities that reflect industry practises. Many students use their final Major Project as a springboard into industry, creating award-winning projects, establishing their own business or making connections with industry professionals that have led to employment.

Modules

Our fast-track degree means you can graduate and be earning and doing what you love in just two years. Year 1: Trimester 1 - VFX Fundamentals, 3D Fundamentals (VFX). Trimester 2 - 3D Rendering and Compositing, Animation. Trimester 3 - Creative Studio 1. Year 2: Trimester 4 - Creative Studio 2. Trimester 5 - Creative Studio 3. Trimester 6 - Major project.


How to apply

Application codes

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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants must meet the general entry requirements outlined below. You will also need to provide evidence that you are proficient in the English language. More details can be found at http://www.sae.edu/gbr

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

For the London, Leamington Spa and Liverpool campuses, fees are £9,000 per year for UK students and £13,000 per year for UK/international students. Fees at our Glasgow campus are £7,500 per year for UK students and £11,500 per year for EU/international students.
Visual Effects Animation at SAE Institute - UCAS