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Visual Effects (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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  • Qualification

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

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The UK’s VFX industry is not only world-renowned but also strategically important to the future of the whole infrastructure of film and video game production in the UK. This new idea-driven skill-based course will cover the key skills of the VFX industry and has been designed with employability as the key outcome.You’ll be part of a degree with innovation and creativity at its heart as you bring digital effects to reality through a series of modules that include matte painting and 3D modelling, CGI Animation and VFX for Video Games. The perfect preparation for a career in an exciting, fast-paced industry worth billions each year.Your studies will see you gain experience in digital skills and techniques used to bring projects from concept to screen through matte painting, 3D modelling, 3D sculpting and computer-generated animation.The course will involve a mix of design and technical skills like environment/character design and creation, 3D Modelling, texturing, compositing, live briefs, and post-production. The course provides a broad study of VFX, with an emphasis on innovation, design and creativity using the latest industry standard software and much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to 
get hands-on and work with industry professionals on real-world projects to help develop your skills and experience.*Subject to ValidationKey Course Features:•Strong links with industry and professional bodies such as Skillset, NAHEMI and various associations. Our Creative Futures student conference plays host to a large range of visiting guest speakers from the creative industries.•There are Industry-focused visits to gain first-hand insight into how creative media companies function and the variety of employment opportunities that are available in the development of your career aspirations. There are also other study trips to festivals and expos.•Opportunities to enter competitions.•Our purpose-built Centre for the Creative Industries features specialist facilities, such as our TV studio with green screening, and software such as software such as Maya, Mudbox, Unreal Engine 4, Substance Painter/Designer and Creative Cloud for creating post-production effects and professional quality visuals.•There is strong pastoral care within a friendly creative community with an emphasis on team building and collaborative work. Contact hours with tutors is high with enthusiastic and supportive staff who are knowledgeable, research-active practitioners.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Students often comment that the campus is like a home away from home. This small, inclusive university has a friendly, community feel.
Help for all students to reach their full potential, with individual support available across a number of areas.
Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet the language requirements for their chosen programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 110 7

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    93 39%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%


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    / Max 196

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%



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