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.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Futureworks (Manchester Media School)
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),
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.
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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|Campus name||Futureworks (Manchester Media School)|
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:
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|A level||C C C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||MMM|
|Northern Ireland||£6,765||Year 1|