Course code: CMP2 - Institution code: W52
Learning Visual Effects (VFX) skills is a good investment in the future. The UK has a mature and growing visual effects industry, estimated by Creative Skillset to be the biggest in Europe and possibly the second-biggest in the world. As well as the film, TV and games industries, the digital skills you will develop on the course are in strong demand in many creative jobs and in fields as diverse as interior design, medical imaging, fashion and the automotive industry. VFX is a busy industry with plenty of opportunities.
As well as developing a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Creative Media Production, you will study specialist subjects like Visual Effects Practices, 3D Modelling and Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Cultures. You will develop critically important skills in team-working, and using language that enables clear communication of concepts and day-to-day processes across the VFX spectrum. The course aims to provide you with the core skills and behaviours that are universally useful across all VFX departments, companies and specialisms.
This course emphasises practical studio production skills and developing a creative and professional approach to media production, with an emphasis on visual effects.
Working with a range of diverse and converging technologies and methodologies, successful candidates will develop innovative responses to create contemporary media solutions. Studio practice is always supported by putting the work into a historical, theoretical and cultural context.
You will learn a wide range of creative processes including studying the following units:
Mandatory core units
Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2020
This course has been developed with input from leading practitioners and you will have the opportunity to work on projects alongside employers who use our Soho facilities such as ADOBE, Sony, Shaftsbury PLC, The Design Museum, The BBC, Channel 4, Creative Cultural Skills, Creative Skillset.
If you are 20 or younger at the start of the course, you will need:
If you are 21 or older at the start of the course, you do not have to satisfy the same certificated qualifications entry criteria as college and school leavers. You will be able to discuss your application during an interview and will normally be expected to have:
If you have have significant professional or other qualifications and appropriate work experience you may be considered and are encouraged to apply, as are those wishing to formalise their experience, or update skills, knowledge and understanding. In addition, evidence of personal skills and qualities through your personal statement and references will be considered.
If you have gained previous qualifications outside of the UK, you will need equivalent qualifications to those above. The equivalence of qualifications from outside of the UK will be determined according to NARIC guidance.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide an IELTS exam report with a score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each area) or equivalent English qualification.
If you are applying to study on a Tier 4 General Student Visa, you will require an IELTS for UKVI overall score of 6.0 (with minimum of 5.5 in each element).
Assessment methods may include:
£6,000 per year
£8,500 per year (International Students)
In addition to the annual tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme including:
Possible progression opportunities in the Creative Industries include entry-level positions such as:
Alternatively, completing students may wish to progress to the first or possibly second year of a relevant degree (where appropriate) or to complete an HND.
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