University of Bolton

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

Visual Effects for Film and Television

The possibilities of pixels are endless with our Visual Effects for Film and TV degree. Focusing on the specialist skills needed to create computer generated and post-production visual effects, we offer industry-experienced staff and fantastic facilities, along with a proven track record of graduate success with award-winning employers. Visual Effects (VFX) is the art of manipulating and enhancing a filmed sequence using the integration of computer generated imagery (CGI) into a film plate. VFX sits at the heart of almost every global blockbuster film in the modern era. Whether it is the creation of hideous monsters, futuristic vehicles, or epic alien landscapes, VFX is the driving force behind the magic that you see on screen. Our BSc (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and TV course is ideal if you wish to combine design creativity with cutting-edge 2D and 3D computer generated imagery to create visual effects. We offer hands-on experience covering the whole workflow of a digital VFX pipeline – from concept design, pre-production and visualisation, to the production of photorealistic 3D models/environments, and computer generated and composited images. Our dedicated and experienced team will lead you in an exploration of 3D computer modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering, rigging and animation, as well as the more established areas of compositing, matte paintings and environments. VFX artists need transferable skills too, including communication, project and time management, team-working and entrepreneurship. We aim to support you to develop these attributes, alongside the imagination, flair and curiosity that will enable you to design and deliver inventive VFX solutions for film, TV and advertising.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Part-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Part-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • 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
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Bolton
  • 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
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,250