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Visual Effects and Animation with foundation year BSc (Hons)

University of Bolton

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UCAS CODE: W622

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The possibilities of pixels are endless with our BSc (Hons) Visual Effects and Animation with foundation year degree. Focusing on the specialist skills needed to create computer-generated and post-production visual effects, we offer industry-experienced staff and fantastic facilities, along with a proven track record of graduate success with award-winning employers.Visual effects (VFX) and animation are at the heart of creating spectacular imagery for the film, TV, commercial and music video industries. VFX is an integral part of nearly every global blockbuster film in the modern era. Whether it’s the creation of hideous monsters, futuristic vehicles, or epic alien landscapes, VFX is the driving force behind the magic you see on screen. Our BSc (Hons) Visual Effects and Animation with foundation year course is ideal if you wish to combine design creativity with cutting-edge 2D and 3D computer-generated imagery and animation to create visual effects.The foundation year allows you to experience the various specialisms offered by the Centre for Film FX at the University of Bolton. It aims to build your academic and creative skills and confidence so that you can make the leap to degree-level study smoothly. We’ll guide you as you explore a wide range of technical and creative areas drawn from across the spectrum of special and visual effects, helping you make an informed decision about your future career direction. At the end of the year, you’ll be able to choose between progressing with our BSc (Hons) Visual Effects and Animation or transferring to one of our other fantastic Film FX courses.Throughout this degree, we offer hands-on experience covering the whole workflow of a digital VFX pipeline – from concept design, pre-production and visualisation, to the production of photorealistic 3D models/environments, and computer-generated and composited images. Our dedicated and experienced team will lead you in an exploration of 3D computer modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering, rigging and animation, as well as the established areas of compositing, matte paintings and environments.VFX artists need transferable skills too, including communication, project and time management, team-working and entrepreneurship. We aim to support you to develop these attributes, alongside the imagination, flair and curiosity that will enable you to design and deliver inventive VFX and animation solutions for film, TV and advertising.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,650per year

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

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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

    109th out of 113 9

    88th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    112 50%

    89th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    102nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    1st

    8
  • 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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