If you have a strong desire to work in the feature film visual effects industry or associated areas, this is the perfect course for you. You'll embrace the complete visual effects post-production pipeline and focus on the theory, principles and production of visual effects assets and shots.
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.
You'll have the opportunity to utilise tools and design work created by students on our Computer Animation courses in Art & Design and Technical Arts to create visual effects work, mirroring industry practice. 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.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years (or 4 years with a 30 week placement), full-time
An art, design, mathematics or technology subject
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: 112 - 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 32 points in 1 required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in a required subject. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.