United Kingdom

University of Bolton

Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5AB, United Kingdom

University of Bolton

Special Effects Modelmaking for Film & Television

Tricking our minds into believing the unreal often relies on a hint of the real – genuine models and props provide anchors that help audiences suspend disbelief. Our Special Effects Model-Making for Film and TV degree offers industry-experienced staff and fantastic facilities, ready for you to learn specialist model and prop-making skills and techniques. From alien spaceships to samurai swords, and body parts to ancient statues, special and visual effects uses physical artefacts to inject reality into computer generated action, as well as provide a sense of place, time and atmosphere for actors and audiences. Our Special Effects Model-Making for Film and TV degree is designed to train the talented artists and craftspeople this highly creative industry needs. We focus on preparing you for a career as a skilled artisan, creating visually stunning pieces that help bring on-screen productions to life. We offer an intensely practical education in special effects model-making. We’ll encourage you to experiment with materials and tools, and practice contemporary and long-established model-making techniques. We’ll support you as you learn the principles of scale representation and how to create bigatures. We’ll lead you in an exploration of how models and props can combine with 3D computer graphics to create spectacular on-screen environments.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Design (with Honours) - BDes (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £11,250