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Norwich University of the Arts

VFX (Visual Effects)

UCAS Code: W614

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

at least one of which must be in an art, design or media related subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

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

D*D*

in an art, design or media related subject.

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

DMM

in an art, design or media related subject.

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer animation and visual effects

BA (Hons) VFX is a future looking course that will use real-world projects to develop your visualisation techniques and enable you to contribute to this growing industry, whether it’s creating effects for Hollywood blockbusters, visualising new cityscapes or worlds for architecture and design companies or working on breakthrough science visualisation. In addition to using industry standard software, you will learn how to fool the eye through understanding lenses, colour and lighting and digital art skills. You will attend lectures and work on live briefs with VFX professionals, such as Paul Franklin (Double Negative), Murray Barber and Will Cohen (Milk Visual Effects) and Phil Dobree (Jellyfish Pictures). Working in production teams, you will create and manipulate photoreal 3D environments. You will be encouraged to take your skills as a VFX artist worldwide or working in the UK’s rapidly developing VFX industry, graduating with a showreel to showcase theses abilities.

Modules

You can find more information about the content of the BA (Hons) VFX course at www.nua.ac.uk/bavfx/content/

Assessment methods

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at www.nua.ac.uk/study/assessment/

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Norwich University of the Arts

Department:

Faculty of Arts and Media

TEF rating:

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Computer games and animation

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students

After graduation


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Computer games and animation

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100%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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