Undergraduate Visual Effects and CGI Degrees

Experience the whole film, visual effects and games concept process - from filming live action to creating 3D digital effects and virtual gaming environments.

Our VFX degrees give you the opportunity to experience a collection of disciplines, preparing you for the wide range of careers available in this field. From technical subjects like scripting and simulation, to the more artistic digital arts and motion graphics. We believe in giving you a strong underpinning in core technical skills, building upon this skill set and supporting you in finding your own individual niche.

You will graduate the course with a polished final showreel and portfolio website, best preparing you for employment in Film, Games, Advertising and freelance.

Courses

What our staff and students say

I was given a lot of freedom to explore and develop my work on my own but had the support of the lectures who offered advice and critique that really saw my potential. Also being around other students from other computer technology based courses really helped me to realise the amount of opportunities in the future that my degree could help me to achieve.

Alan Herbert - CGI and Visual Effects

You'll experience the whole Visual Effects or Games Concept Design process. You'll learn from industry-experienced lecturers. You'll use industry leading facilities. Plus you'll benefit from our strong links with employers - through guest lectures, studio visits and opportunities to arrange work placements.

Bobbie Fletcher - Head of Department

They understand what the industry wants and are always pushing your technique, quality and accuracy. The results are amazing when you have learnt the basics and begin to finesse your work. I was invited to work in Australia to help make a feature film in 72 hours called 'The Ballad of Des and Mo' and work on a pilot science fiction production with BAFTA winning BBC Executive Producer Tony McHale.

Danny Lennon - BSc (Hons) Digital Film and Post Production

Facilities

You'll be the first to use our brand new VFX facilities featuring green screens, motion capture technology, HD TV Centre and industry grade computers and software.

Motion Capture Studios

We have a chroma green infinity wall and professional lighting rig for students to film themselves interacting with animated characters.


Green Screen

You'll also have a large dedicated green screen compositing studio, a 3D motion-capture studio a large post-production edit facility.


Cameras

Range of high quality camera and film equipment accessible to students, from Digital SLR stills cameras to broadcast quality cameras such as the Sony F55 and FS7.


Take a 360 look at our VFX Facilities

Careers

Our graduates are highly successful in securing employment at some of the best-known names in entertainment.

Our courses are industry facing and we have relationships with a range of companies who have kindly lent their time and support to us. Companies such as Flipbook Studios, Double Negative, Squint Opera and others have visited to give guest lectures, to scout students before graduation or to judge third year work in our graduate exhibition. As the number of students going into industry increases, we continue to develop new relationships and it is a pleasure to meet up with old graduates when they come back to talk about their industry work.

Employment Opportunities:

  • 3D Artists
  • Character riggers
  • Matchmovers
  • Matte Painters
  • Rotoscoping Artists
  • Motion Graphics Artists
  • Technical Directors
  • Visual Effects Producers
  • Visual Effects Supervisors
  • Runner
  • 3D modelling
  • Digital sculpting
  • Digital painting

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students joining us in September.

This work experience may be closely linked to your course, or it could be a broader experience designed to develop your employability skills. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

Work Experience Opportunities

Students on our Visual Effects courses have gained work experience opportunities at companies such as :

  • Framestore
  • MPC
  • Double Negative
  • Squint Opera