Gower College Swansea

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Visual Effects and Motion Graphics

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Course summary

The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics course enables students to build towards a successful career in the Creative Industries. The Creative industries is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK and especially Wales. Wales is now widely recognised as a centre for TV and film production. It’s also home to a growing digital technology cluster. They cover a wide range of jobs including Visual Effects, Digital Media, TV, Film, and Animation.

Course details


Year 1(Level 4) • Contextual Studies: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics • Image Acquisition Fundamentals • Filmmaking Fundamentals • Sound and Vision • CG Foundations • Motion Production Year 2 ( Level 5): • Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Work Placement • Professional Practice: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics • Critical Studies: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics • Projection Mapping • FX Dynamics

Assessment method

The course is lecture and live brief based and assessment is through practical projects, reports, presentation and practical application of event management.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Accreditation of Prior Learning Student may be able to gain recognition for previous learning. Please contact for advice if you feel this may be relevant, further information is available at: https://celt.southwales.ac.uk/recognition-prior-learning/

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and access to some USW resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. * None of the costs listed are obligatory. £900 - Apple Mac book or iMac £500 - Digital SLR with Lenses £50 - WD or equivalent Hard Drive £50 - Wacom Tablet £15 - Cost is per month. Adobe Subscriptions £500 - Possible field trips (plenty of notice will be given of any planned trip, these do not form an essential part of the course and students will not be disadvantaged if they don’t attend) There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e: •travel to and from college, or placement •photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks) •printing and binding •gowns for graduation ceremonies * College Bursary - a bursary of £1000 can be received (criteria apply) see website for details
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at Gower College Swansea - UCAS