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Film Visual Effects with Placement BA (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The UK’s Visual Effects (VFX) industry generated over £1bn in 2018 and is renowned across the world with UK companies taking the lead in each of the VFX Oscar winners for the last six years (2014-2019). It is a growing industry that is hungry for suitable graduates. Our degree gets you up to speed on the latest technological advances using industry standard software and equipment.You may have explored VFX before using software such as After Effects, or you may just be starting out. There is a lot to learn and becoming good requires an artistic eye for detail and technological know-how, we will support you to build on your experience level and get the best out of you. Once you get into VFX you will realise there is a hugely diverse set of opportunities ranging from motion capture to matte painting, from compositing to creature effects (CFX), and our degree will give you the opportunity to forge your own career path from a good foundation based on industry practice.We also work closely with you to help you network with industry and make that important first move into a VFX company. Through good social media practice, guest speakers and our weekly forums, annual events such as CGFX and our Grad Show, and trips, you can get your work viewed and critiqued by industry and get yourself known. Employers love team players. Based in the film department, this degree gives you great opportunities to collaborate with other students from film, CGI, performance, animation, audio, music and many more to produce fully complete pieces that could be entered for film festivals or other competitions.There is a visiting fellowship programme which includes three Oscar-winning editors, one of whom is visual effects editor, Paul Franklin (Inception).**What does this course lead to?**There are plenty of opportunities in the UK to work in VFX. A typical career path would be to start as a junior with a particular specialism (e.g. Junior Matchmover) or as an intern with one of the big VFX companies. Progression can be quick for graduates with passion and motivation and there is also a strong freelancing community if you want to be your own boss.With the flexibility this course offers, you can build your skills in a particular specialism whether that is artistic (such as matte painting) or technical (such as character rigging) and produce a good portfolio of work to show your best skills.**Who is this course for?**It doesn’t matter if you are technically minded and love the idea of using the most powerful computers to produce the coolest visual content, or if you are creative and want to produce beautiful effects to really make a film pop - if you are enthusiastic and passionate, this course will help you build your career starting where you are right now.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,260per year

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University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 110 8

    69th out of 102 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 53%

    64th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    90th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    127 66%

    47th

    38
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    38th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    64th

    37

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