Visual Effects (BA (Hons))

Bournemouth University 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

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14100 per year

All study options

About Visual Effects at Bournemouth University

If you have a strong interest in working in the feature film visual effects industry 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.

The course covers a broad range of visual effects disciplines such as modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering, dynamic simulation, digital matte painting, and compositing, as well as offering a number of optional components that will allow you to tailor your course to either a more technical or more artistic flavour. The ideal applicant will have a keen interest in feature film visual effects.

By the time you’ve graduated, you’ll have produced a high quality demonstrative showreel of visual effects work, specifically related to the production and integration of assets for the feature film visual effects industry.

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. If you’re interested in the more technical aspects of mathematics and programming, have a look at our BA (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts, or, if you like the more creative aspects of character design and story generation, see our BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art & Design.

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 14100 per year

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent including 32 points in a required subject (required subject: An art, design, mathematics or technology subject). BTEC Extended Diploma: 112 tariff points (Grade DMM). A portfolio will also be required in support of your application.

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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