University of Derby

CGI and Visual Effects University of Derby Degree level: Undergraduate

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Develop original and effective visual solutions for films, television programmes and computer games. Challenge conventions, take risks and be imaginative on this exciting CGI and Visual Effects degree.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Explore the exciting and rapidly evolving area of visual effects utilising 3d Animation, Motion Capture, Green Screen and Pyro Effects using Industry standard software, such as Autodesk Maya, Houdini FX, Realflow and Nuke-X as well as much more. Explore how various techniques are implemented within the film, television and computer games industries and build a personalised portfolio to help you get started within your career. You will develop conceptual, aesthetic and technical abilities and receive one-to-one guidance from our expert tutors.

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
If you think you have it in you to be a highly motivated visual effects artist, who has passion, drive and a flare for being creative then you belong on this degree.

HOW YOU WILL LEARN
There’s a mixture of lectures, seminars, Digital online tutorials, practical workshops, screenings, discussion and independent study. You will also work with other students on projects, which is good preparation for your career, since the visual effects and post-production industry is highly collaborative.

OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES.
As a member of Derby’s School of Arts, we guarantee your work will be showcased and celebrated. The highlight of our calendar is the Degree Show, a creative festival which puts our final-year students and their work centre stage. It attracts talent spotters, prospective employers and the wider public.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
By the time you finish your BA in CGI and Visual Effects, you will have a strong set of specialised skills within 3D, Filming and Compositing Plus an impressive showreel of work. You can set your sights on roles such as FX Artist, Animator, Compositor, Games Artist, 3D Modeller, Roto Artist, Layout Artist, Lighter or Match Move Artist.

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

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Course code W614
Institution code D39
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Online portfolio/show reel required


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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University of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby
DE22 1GB


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