Visual Effects Futureworks


Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Visual Effects is for anyone interested in creating the stunning visual effects seen each day from the latest Hollywood and televisual epics to the creative innovation of high impact TV adverts. The United Kingdom is renowned for its skilled film makers and now boasts some of the biggest visual effects houses in the world. Using the finest innovations in technology, this course covers the seamless integration of photo real computer-generated creatures, environments, assets and people. Your studies will cover the key areas of visual effects; from Rotoscoping and Keying to Tracking, Match moving and colour correction. Further in-depth studies such as digital set creation and destruction, matte painting, digital character creation, fluid, cloth and particle dynamics will refine your skills, will support you in becoming an accomplished visual effects artist.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Futureworks (Manchester Media School)

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


HE Level 4 (Year 1):
Visual Effects 1 (20 Credits),
Year 1 Visual Effects Project (20 Credits),
History of Visual Effects (20 Credits),
3D Modelling 1 (20 Credits),
Content Creation for VFX (40 credits).

HE Level 5 (Year 2):
Visual Effects 2 (20 Credits),
Year 2 Visual Effects Project (20 Credits),
Contemporary Visual Effects (20 Credits),
3D Modelling 2 (20 Credits),
Post Production and Motion Graphics (40 Credits),

HE Level 6 (Year 3),
Visual Effects 3 (20 Credits),
Year 3 Visual Effects Project (20 Credits),
Personal and Professional Development (20 Credits),
3D Modelling 3 (20 Credits),
Honours Project (40 credits),

Assessment method

We want to do everything we can to prepare you for working within the creative industries, and this is reflected in the way we teach and assess you. The course is mostly coursework based, which means your tutors will be able to give you constant, constructive feedback. Presentation techniques will give you valuable experience of how to present your thoughts and ideas successfully and enthusiastically, so you are better at selling your ideas to prospective employers.

The written work is an important part of assessment and will improve your communication skills. A combination of lectures, tutorials, peer reviews, discussions and observations will ensure that you’re industry ready. External trips will present you with a wider range of topics and the opportunity to expand your portfolio, whilst guest speakers will help you to understand the world of games, how it works and how you can make your mark on it.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W614
Institution code F98
Campus name Futureworks (Manchester Media School)
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level C C C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma MMM

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,765 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,765 Year 1
Scotland £6,765 Year 1
Wales £6,765 Year 1

Additional fee information

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