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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Cardiff (Atrium) Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

With the UK now recognised as the world’s leading centre for visual effects, this Visual Effects masters degree offers you the chance to achieve your ambitions by working on internationally distributed visual content for globally-respected production houses including Cardiff-based Bait Studios.

You will study in the heart of Cardiff, home to a thriving film and TV industry, including Pinewood Studio Wales and BBC Wales, where shows including Doctor Who and Sherlock are filmed. Industry master classes, guest lectures and an in-depth work experience opportunity at a Wales-based creative company will allow you to build your portfolio and network with industry professionals.

Assessment

Assessment will be via a series of practical assessments based around live briefs and production projects (70%), combined with written reflections and critical analysis of students’ work (30%).

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty-based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting you well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students; you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.

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University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

Subject rankings

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    78th out of 110 5

    77th out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    125 52%

    65th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    31st

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    122 64%

    65th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    82nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    79th

    6

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