Visual Effects (with Foundation Year option), Bournemouth University (BU)

Bournemouth University (BU) the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 17595 per year

All study options

About Visual Effects (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University (BU)

If you want to work in the feature film visual effects industry or associated areas, this is the perfect course. You'll embrace the complete visual effects post-production pipeline and focus on theory, principles and production of assets and shots.

Why study BA (Hons) Visual Effects at BU?

  • Produce a high-quality demonstrative portfolio of work related to the knowledge and production of professional quality feature film visual effects
  • Tailor your studies to either a more technical or artistic flavour depending on your desired career aspirations
  • Benefit from supportive tutors who provide tailored and personal reviews of your work
  • Access specialist facilities including a new green screen and motion capture studio, as well as animation laboratories, equipped with industry-standard software
  • Mirror industry practice by working collaboratively with other National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) students on our courses in Art & Design and Technical Arts to create visual effects work
  • Make invaluable contacts before you graduate through regular industry guest speakers and BU’s BFX Festival, featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers, masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings and networking events.

Study at the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA)

The NCCA is one of the most established and highly regarded centres for computer graphics and animation education and research. The centre is ranked 4th in the top 25 animation schools and colleges in the world, 3rd in Europe and 1st in the UK (Animation Career Review, 2020). 

As one of very few research-intensive animation centres in the UK our expertise not only ensure our courses remain at the forefront of education, but also help to define new industry practices. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17595 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Foundation Year September 2023 entry: £9,250
  • Placement year: £1,850
  • £9,250 (UK, ROI & CI), £17,595 (Int'l) per year

For fees and funding information please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-funding

Entry requirements

For September 2023 entry:

112 - 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 32 points in one required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in a required subject. A portfolio is also required in support of your application.

For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University (BU) to prepare for your chosen course:

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