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Birmingham City University

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Birmingham City University

Film Technology and Visual Effects

Our BSc (Hons) Film Technology and Visual Effects course will provide you with the technical, creative and production skills you need to be successful in the film or visual effects industry. The film aspect of the course explores the capture and editing of live action video and audio elements, while the visual effects aspect of the course covers the creation of digital elements, such as creatures and matte environments, and the use of compositing tools to combine these live action and digital elements together to produce convincing visual effects shots. Designed to meet the industry’s need for highly-skilled graduates, this course will help you learn how to negotiate challenges and adapt to different technical innovations. You will focus on the fundamental technical concepts, examining the behaviour of sound and light, the simulation of fluids, cloth, hair and collisions, the digital manipulation of light and sound and more. Upon graduation you could progress into a career as a video editor, cinematographer, CGI modeller, CGI animator, visual effects artist and compositor. You’ll work in our Centre for Digital Media Technology, using cutting-edge equipment, dedicated green screen studios and several editing stations (and much more). You will work with industry-standard tools such as Nuke compositing software, Maya 3D modelling and animation software, a Milo motion control system, a permanent green screen studio and cinema-style camera rigs.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Millennium Point Campus,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Millennium Point Campus,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250