Are you fascinated with special effects for the film, television and leisure industries? Solent University’s special effects degree will allow you to bring your own unique artistic vision to the screen and perfect your skills in model work, prosthetics and special effects. This industry focused degree allows you to specialise in either animatronics and visual effects, and focuses on building a well-rounded portfolio of skills to complement each specialism. You’ll also gain knowledge of the industry, ensuring you’re up-to-date with the latest specialist tools, principles and production processes that employers in the industry are looking for. This course aims to provide students with the essential knowledge and specialist skills that employers in these industries will require. Students have access to a variety of industry-standard software and hardware relating to the specialist skills pathway chosen. Students specialising in animatronics have access to CAD, control and signal-writing and 3D-modelling software, as well as laser cutting technologies. Students choosing to specialise in visual effects will have access to a variety of 3D software applications, together with digital compositing and photo-editing suites, including the full Adobe Creative Suite, with Photoshop, Premier and Aftereffects.