BA (Hons) 3D Visual Effects
Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree
Duration: 3 years, full time
Start Date: September 2013
Fees: Click here for Fee information
UCAS Code: W614 (Campus code: T)
Institution Code: C30
Applications should be submitted through UCAS
Application deadline: 15th January 2013
Aims of the Programme
• To create the next generation of Visual Effects (VFX) artists.
• To foster skills in each individual VFX artist to equip them with the necessary depth of knowledge to address a range of professional VFX problems.
• To produce VFX Artists with the skills to investigate, analyse and present visual information as well as interpret briefs related to VFX to an industry standard.
• To develop and nurture an awareness of a VFX Artist's role and responsibilities within the media industry as an individual and as part of a team.
• To equip VFX Artists with the capability to focus on their personal and professional aspirations.
The BA (Hons) 3D Visual Effects course was created in response to a demand for Visual Effects Artists with the right skills to work in the modern post-production industry. Focusing on key compositing and modelling skills, this course aims to create a generation of VFX Artists who are able to positively contribute to the growing field of visual effects ultimately producing graduates with highly desirable skills and employment potential.
As with all Futureworks courses, you’ll spend a large amount of time in our state-of-the-art facilties, using industry-standard hardware and software to fully realise your potential. Upon graduation you will achieve not only a recognised degree qualification, but will also be equipped with a strong portfolio of visual effects and modelling work making you more employable and ready to hit the ground running in your first VFX job.
The 3D Visual Effects degree course is internationally recognised and widely sought after. Your show reel will demonstrate your technical, artistic and professional abilities giving you the cutting edge needed to gain employment in this exciting and varied industry.
• 2D and 3D Tracking
• Rotoscoping, masking and keying
• Colour Correction and Colour Grading
• Particle Effects
• 3D Modelling and Sculpting
• Camera and Lighting
• Motion Graphics and Video Editing
Course delivery is modular, with up to 6 modules studied per year. The majority of the programme delivery is practical and students will have around 14 hours contact per week. It is expected that for a significant amount of time outside of those contact hours you will be engaged in self-guided study, either within a studio environment or undertaking contextual research.
The majority of your coursework is assessed through practical submissions and written work in the form of supporting documentation and essays. We also use presentations, group workshops and tutorials as methods of formative and summative assessment and feedback for the work you produce.
The transferable skills gained through the 3D Visual Effects course allow graduates to move into a variety of careers and be well equipped for work within the creative industries. Specialist skills and knowledge will allow employment to be found within post-production houses, games studios, small production companies, , community arts projects and within the education sector.
entry requirements for this course are:
• 240 UCAS Points and portfolio review
We expect all applicants to have a proven interest in CGI and Visual Effects or related areas. Knowledge of the basic use of computers (preferably PC platform) and 3D modelling software will be helpful, but it is not essential for you be expert in these areas before starting the course. More important is a proven interest in CGI, film and effects and their associated technologies. A willingness to explore new ideas is important alongside creativity and a positive attitude to study.
For more information
Call: 0161 237 7570