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Digital Design and Media – Visual Effects for Film and Games FdA

Yeovil College University Centre

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UCAS CODE: DMFG

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Yeovil College University Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

On this exciting future focused programme you will explore and develop the creative, critical, professional and personal skills needed in the competitive and rapidly changing visual effects media landscape. The course and methods of study allow you to engage with the contemporary issues and practices which are transforming visual effects production and consumption. You explore audio-visual post-production across a range of platforms and outcomes and have the opportunity to work using a variety of software. This includes video, audio, radio, animation, motion-graphics and interactive media. Emphasis can be placed on a medium of your choice and you will be encouraged to work outside of conventional forms, where appropriate, so that you are able to investigate and continually respond to the changing conventions of the sector. You will develop strong visual effects skills which will make you highly employable. This programme is also ideal for employees who want to develop digital skills for career progression or to change careers. Your lecturers are specialists in developing your skills to progress to your next level - most continue to work in the Creative Industries themselves! You will be taught by academics, practicing professionals and technical demonstrators. Staff are currently working on a range of live briefs within the creative sector and some of whom are educated to Masters level.You can study 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. If you are interested in studying part-time, please contact Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk.As well as the Visual Effects for Film and Games pathway, we also offer pathways in Digital Media, Digital Graphics, Digital Photography, 3D Design Visualisation, Surface Pattern and Textiles, and Concept Art for Games and Film. Some of the modules on this course will be studied collaboratively by students on all pathways, whilst other modules will be specific to the specialist pathway you are studying. In the first Semester of Year 1 (September-February of the first year of the course) students will have exposure to all of the pathways available. If, at the end of this, you wish to switch your specialist pathway then you will have the one-off opportunity to do this in the February of Year 1 of your course. After this point, you will remain fixed on your chosen specialist pathway for the remaining duration of the programme. **Work Experience and Placement**You will study Creative Industry Employability Skills and Professional Practice and take part in work experience or work related activity (e.g. live briefs) within the Creative Industries during this programme.**After the Course**The qualification gained is the Level 5 Foundation Degree Arts in Digital Design and Media [Visual Effects for Film and Games]. The awarding body is the University of Gloucestershire. On successful completion you can progress onto a Level 6 Top-Up Degree at another University, find employment in the Creative Industry or start your own Creative Business.

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15 January

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Yeovil College University Centre

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    Yeovil College (University Centre Yeovil), Mudford Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4DR, England

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