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Special Effects Modelmaking for Film and Television with foundation year BDes (Hons)

University of Bolton

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UCAS CODE: W631

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Design (with Honours) - BDes (Hon)

  • Location

    University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Tricking our minds into believing the unreal often relies on a hint of the real – genuine models and props provide anchors that help audiences suspend disbelief. Our Special Effects Modelmaking for Film and Television with foundation year course offers industry-experienced staff and fantastic facilities, ready for you to learn specialist model and prop-making skills and techniques.From alien spaceships to samurai swords, and body parts to ancient statues, special and visual effects uses physical artefacts to inject reality into computer-generated action, as well as provide a sense of place, time and atmosphere for actors and audiences. Our BSc (Hons) Special Effects Modelmaking for Film and Television with foundation year course is designed to train the talented artists and craftspeople this highly creative industry needs.The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of art and design practice. We’ll support you to develop skills in fine art and concepting, and working in 2D and 3D using different media and materials. It is designed to equip you for degree-level study.With this preparation, you’ll be ready to begin our intensely practical education in special effects modelmaking. We’ll encourage you to experiment with materials and tools, and practice contemporary and long-established modelmaking techniques. We’ll support you as you learn the principles of scale representation and how to create bigatures. We’ll lead you in an exploration of how models and props can combine with 3D computer graphics to create spectacular on-screen environments.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,650per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 85 8

    88th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    109 50%

    70th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    55th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    11th

    29
  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    110 58%

    85th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    42nd

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    25th

    44

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