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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 16k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    The Visual Effects and Motion Graphics course, was formerly known as Broadcast Media Design and Technology. This course title and content has been changed to focus and update the teaching content, meet the industry standards and requirements, and student employability in this field. In order to have this course accredited by Creative Skillset by the 2014/2015 academic year and meet the demand for better qualified professionals, the Digital Design and Technologies courses have been completely revamped starting at level 1 in the 2012-2013 academic year, with level 2 this 2013-2014 academic year and level 3 in 2014-2015.

    Television, Film and Creative Industries in general have been experiencing a period of exponential growth over the last 5 years, with the added influence of the Internet and emerging technologies, which have changed the way TV and film are recorded, produced, screened and viewed. These developments, as well as the rapid growth of interactive and 3D TV have resulted in the need for a new type of creative technologist, while the increase in the sophistication of visual effects and post-production in films, TV and advertisements has increased demand for talented media designers.

    Highly skilled, innovative, and exceptionally imaginative professionals are required to be fluent in the creative use of emerging digital media technologies and tools. This includes advanced titling artists, motion graphics designers, and visual effects experts and interactive technologists for Film and Video, TV, post-production, and virtual production environments.

    Aims

    The Visual Effects and Motion Graphics course aims to produce creative designers with the technological skill to both produce a short duration (2 minutes or less), high quality media piece, and to create post-production visual effects and motion graphics solutions of professional industry standard for any big or small VFX and Motion Design company in the UK and beyond.

    The course content integrates creative design and technological skills development,and conceptual knowledge providing students with multiple, hybrid skills and aptitudes, developing their core skills and abilities that the industry requires in an ever-evolving, technologically demanding media landscape.

    The course is designed to develop creative design, production, implementation, and post-production skills and processes, needed for the various phases of modern digital TV, video and filmmaking and workflow. There are few other programmes in the UK that aim to develop both the technological and aesthetic ingenuity required for the Visual Effects and Motion Graphics sector, within the entertainment and creative industries.

    We have a proven track record in producing accomplished professionals of high caliber for this sector.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 16000 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Level 1

    Autumn Term:

    • Creativity for Digital Media Design (all year)

    • Digital Photography

    • Digital Graphics

    • Web Design

    • Business for the Creative Industries Programming for Digital Media 1

    Spring Term:

    • Introduction to Video Production

    • Digital Design Theory

    • Introduction to Post Production

    • CGI Foundation for Visual Effects

    • Acquisition for Visual Effects

    Level 2

    Autumn Term:

    • Motion Graphics Applications

    • Applied Media Aesthetics 1

    • Programing for the Moving Image

    • Visual Effects Compositing

    • Experimental Digital Futures (all year)

    • Marketing & Professional Development

    Spring Term:

    • Motion Graphics Design

    • Applied Media Aesthetics 2

    • 3D Animation

    • CGI Digital Environments

    • 3D Matchmoving

    Level 3 Core

    • Major Project

    • Working in the Digital Creative Industries

    Level 3 Options

    • Rigging and Motion Capture

    • 3D Stereoscopic Production

    • Effects Animation

    • Digital Experiences

    • Sound Production for Mixed Media

    • Graphics

    • Advanced Motion Graphics

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, you will develop a knowledge and understanding of:

    • the historical, cultural, political, legal, business, economic and technological contexts in which film, video, and TV post-production professionals operate;

    • design and aesthetic methods and methodologies used within the visual arts, graphic design, film and video, communication media, and related Creative Industries, and their application in film, video and TV post-production-specific contexts;

    • the principles, primary technologies, standards, and methods in emerging creative industries and digital media hardware and software systems;

    • the principles of operation, limitations, potential, and effective use of digital media and their associated tools and technologies;

    • the TV, advertising, and Film post-production designer’s relationship with clients, markets, audiences, and collaborators in related or dependent professions;

    • design, project and people management principles and techniques.

    You will be able to:

    • critically and constructively evaluate film, TV post-production and digital media artefacts, in terms of their intention, process, development and design, outcome, context, technology, and visual message;

    • design, plan, manage, implement, evaluate and report a significant individual project in film, TV, advertising post-production design and technology;

    • apply originality, flair, and creativity to the design, technical implementation, management and evaluation of film and TV post-production solutions;

    • effectively use enabling computer technologies for post production, motion graphics titling and compositing;

    • use software tools and packages for creative illustration, graphics, and communication design, for static, dynamic, recorded, live, and interactive moving image media;

    • present ideas and work to audiences in a range of situations;

    • work effectively as a member of a team, and in a self-directed manner, to achieve outcomes in a controlled and timely fashion.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    • GCE A-level BBB, preferably to include one creative subject such as Fine Art, Graphic Design or Photography and one technical subject such as Maths, Computing or Physics. Other relevant A-levels may be considered (General Studies not accepted for this subject at all).
    • Advanced Diploma Progression Diploma Grade B in either Creative and Media or Information Technology, plus a B at A-level for Additional and Specialist Learning.
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in either Arts and Humanities, Sciences or a combination.
    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A Level at grade B to include one creative subject such as Fine Art, Graphic Design or Photography and one technical subject such as Maths, Computing or Physics.
    • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A Levels grade BB to include one creative subject such as Fine Art, Graphic Design or Photography and one technical subject such as Maths, Computing or Physics.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma 32 points preferably to include at 5 in Higher one creative subject such as Fine Art, Graphic Design or Photography and one technical subject such as Maths, Computing or Physics.
    • Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass Access to Art and Design, Computing or Media course with 45 credits at Level 3 and with Merit or higher in all units.

    GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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