This award is highly practical and industry based in the practice and learning of visual effects. Our past graduates are now working for the worlds best VFX houses including Double Negative, Framestore, MPC and Aardman and running of their departments working on the latest feature films for Hollywood.
We teach you the core skills of VFX required by the industry and Skillset. Employability and work experience is at the heart of our delivery and we have excellent industry connections with companies like Envy Post, Technicolor and Burrows to help you gain that vital work experience during your programme. Our programme is a pyramid of learning where production and post production skills will be developed and refined year-by-year,
enhancing your eye for detail and accuracy using HD equipment and industrial software and hardware.
In Year 1 you study digital compositing (image manipulation, colour matching, rotoscoping, tracking) using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. You learn digital and traditional animation of characters to gently introduce you to making 3D come to life.
3D modelling, lighting and rendering is taught using Maya and you then have an option where you could study digital photography for VFX, digital matte painting or study digital film module.
Year 2 builds upon Year 1, taking your computer graphic skills to a higher level and introduces Nuke compositing, photorealistic CG, matchmoving and more advanced 3D. You also become part of a student VFX house where you learn to work just like you would in the industry and create VFX and CG projects artefacts to build your work based portfolio preparing you for an optional placement year.
In Year three you study VFX scripting, advanced compositing, work on team VFX projects and undertake a large individual research based project which will positively contribute towards creating a strong portfolio and CV. You will study advanced concepts of digital pipelines, colour management and use digital cinema 2K and 4K RAW ultra HD content in production of creative, cutting edge visual effects shorts.