Taught within our National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), this course covers the main aspects of the visual effects post-production pipeline and focuses on the theory, principles and production of visual effects assets and shots. The course is tailored towards students who have a strong interest and desire to work in the feature film visual effects industry and other associated areas.
Key disciplines covered include visual storytelling and pre-visualisation, post-visualisation, shot development, asset creation and integration, and compositing to name but a few. It also includes supporting elements such as the theoretical underpinnings of moving image, the history of visual effects, personal research units, an industry led project, and visual effects photography and acquisition.
What’s more, there are a number of optional components that will allow you to tailor your pathway to either a more technical or artistic flavour. This approach will then lead you to produce a high quality demonstrative portfolio and showreel of visual effects work, specifically related to the knowledge and production of professional quality feature film visual effects.
Find out more by watching a webinar about the course.
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Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time (or 4 years full-time including a minimum 30-week placement).
One creative subject such as: Fine Art, Photography, Media Design or Product Design or one technical subject such as: Maths, Computing or Physics
120-128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 40 points in 1 required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM in a required subject. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.