University of Bolton

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

Visual Effects for Film & Television

Together with our sister course, the BDes (Hons) in Special Effects for Film and TV, we are the only programmes in the UK that deliver the range of skills required for progress into a variety of special and visual effects positions within the film and television industry. The courses cover the complete workflow from pre-production through in-camera effects to digital production and post-production. This programme is for students who wish to combine design creativity with cutting edge 2D and 3D computer generated imagery in the creation of a variety of visual effects for film, television and advertising. It encompasses 3D computer modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering, rigging and animation as well as the more established areas of compositing, matte paintings and environments. The programme covers the whole workflow of a digital visual effects pipeline from concept design, pre-production and visualisation to the production of photorealistic 3D models/environments and computer generated and composited images. We aim to help students to design and delivery imaginative and inventive visual effects solutions for advertising, film and TV. Although this programme focuses on the creation and use of digital assets, any modern large scale film or TV production will use both physical and digital effects. While you will specialise in your chosen area you will work across fields so that you develop an understanding of the overall production workflow and your contribution to it. You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials and a great deal of the teaching underpins academic theory as applied to real-life practical scenarios.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • 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