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Bournemouth and Poole College

HNC/HND Visual Effects and Digital Film Production

UCAS Code: K5T7

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

* A portfolio or show reel demonstrating relevant skills to the course – don’t worry if you haven’t got any visual effects work, we’d like to see your videos, photography, graphics, sketches – anything that shows your creativity* •Four GCSEs at grade C minimum, to include Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification, plus • Two A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma, or • Subject related Level 3 Advanced Diploma is considered with other qualifications, or • An Access to Higher Education Diploma UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels or equivalent, including one full A Level at 32 tariff points (i.e grade C in a relevant subject) International entry requirements:- If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have a minimum of UKVI IELTS 6.0. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

This course is designed to prepare students for the exciting and challenging world of the visual effects industry. It focuses on compositing, animation techniques, 3D modelling, motion graphics, camera tracking and match-moving and will cover theoretical aspects including the history of visual effects in the film and television industry. You will come away with a ‘VFX toolkit’ of skills under your belt, as well as a strong grounding in video production.

Modules

The course focuses on compositing, animation techniques, 3D modelling, motion graphics, camera tracking and match-moving and will cover theoretical aspects including the history of visual effects in the film and television industries.
It is taught by practicing Visual Effects artists so students will receive the high-quality, relevant knowledge and expertise that can be readily applied in the workplace.

YEAR ONE (LEVEL 4)

Film and Video Techniques (applies to most of the practical units)
The History of VFX (Theory and Contextual Studies)
Designing and Creating Idents (Motion Graphics, 3D etc.)
Set Extension Project (Matte Painting, 3D environments, compositing etc.)
Work Placement
Film Trailer (Teaser and Theatrical)

YEAR TWO (LEVEL 5)

VFX Music Video Production
Genre Film Production (Sci-fi, horror, fantasy etc.)
Animation and Live Action Film Project (‘hand-drawn’ animation composited with video)
Title Sequence
Work Placement
Final Major Project (to be decided in consultation with your tutors)

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth and Poole College

Department:

Media

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