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MA Film and Television Production with Visual Effects

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Study, explore and practise contemporary film and television postproduction with a focus on creative aspects of visual effects. Learn a variety of postproduction techniques, including compositing, colour grading and conforming visual effects projects.

Our course emphasises a high level of craft and creativity, combined with critical thought and collaboration. You'll gain scientific and technical training with hands-on experience of visual effects systems, programme creation and artistic decision-making.

We'll teach you through a mix of workshops, lectures, screenings and masterclasses with leading academics and industry professionals. You'll use industry-standard facilities in a vibrant and supportive environment. You'll realise your own creative and technical projects and develop essential professional skills to pursue a career in industry.

On this MA you can focus on production-orientated work. Alternatively you can focus on formal research into the technologies behind postproduction systems and apply for the MSc Film and Television Production with Visual Effects.

Many of our graduates work in the industry, from film to television companies, and some of our graduates have gone on to research in industry or academia.

Course content

On this course you'll learn a variety of visual effects techniques. Your understanding of professional production values and aesthetics will be enhanced through technical analysis and critical evaluation. We combine creative and technical work with the contextual analysis of theories and history as well as debates about technique, style and meaning.

Careers and skills

The film and television industry is highly competitive and there is a constant demand for visual effects artists with a solid knowledge of current software and postproduction techniques. There's also demand for artists who possess a firm grasp of story and how technology can enhance the viewing experience.

There's an increasing demand for researchers, in both industry and academia, who have a firm understanding of postproduction tools and how they can be applied to create the next generation of postproduction technologies.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 113 1

    11th out of 103 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    148 66%

    28th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    12th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    53rd

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    156 82%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    18th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    48th

    30

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