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The Northern School of Art (formerly Cleveland College of Art and Design)

Visual Effects & Model Making

UCAS Code: W614

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Pass Foundation Diploma

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Technical theatre studies

This programme has been developed directly with our industry partners who include Visual Affects Artists, Miniature Effects Designers and Model Makers. It builds on the success and demand of the model making content of our BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage and Screen programme, and so we now introduce our brand new specialist programme in this area.

This programme explores the development of employable skills for a host of Industries and will develop both traditional and digital skills through a programme of study where students are working alongside experienced industry professionals. The programme is supported by some of the most talented model makers in the industry. This includes, not just the programme team but our wide ranging Industrial Liaison Group (our ILG), several of which are graduates of The Northern School of Art.

Underpinned by modules in Material Culture and Professional Studies the programme develops practical skills which include sculpting, mould making, digital and traditional model making and much more. All of which are supported by the relevant drawing skills a model maker will need.

**Careers Include**
Architectural Model Making,
Model Making and Design for Theatre.
Film and TV prop making.
Prototyping for Industrial Designers
Puppet and Character development for stop frame animation
Interactive Exhibition Models
Animatronics and Automata for exhibition and TV
Character Design
Photographic props for advertising
Concept models for the games industry

Modules

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore: Research Studies • Drawing for Creative Development • Workshop practice • Visual Development • Digital Creative Development • Traditional Creative Development

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop: Professional Practice •Action Props • Transformative Techniques • Workshop Practice • Digital Development • Professional Consolidation

In your third year (Level Six) you will produce: Project Research and Preparation • Final Major Project • Dissertation/Report • Final Show and Portfolio

Assessment methods

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cleveland College of Art & Design

Department:

Higher Education

TEF rating:

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