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Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

JAN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Visual Arts Special Effects (Film/Video) After Effects (Animation Software) Graphic Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MA Visual Effects (VFX) at London College of Communication is a practice-led course that will develop your technical computing skills, animation, lighting and editing capabilities. The course culminates in a collaborative project that will prepare you for integrated roles within the VFX industry.

What can you expect?

  • As students on the course, you'll be encouraged to see yourself as a specialist in your field that can push the boundaries of what’s possible within the world of VFX animation.
  • You’ll develop high-end specialist skills underpinned by a breadth of technical knowledge. Throughout the course, you will create unique media and immersive experiences, whilst developing your own distinct style.
  • London is the home of world-leading practitioners in VFX; you will benefit from lectures and masterclasses from visiting directors, producers and cinematographers and have access to LCC’s TV studios.
  • You'll learn the principles of lighting and shot framing and how it works in practice as well as translating the properties of light, texture and lensing within the digital realm.
  • This course also supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level, as well as to advanced self-directed practice.

Modules

The course starts by teaching the past, present and future of VFX to give a thorough grounding in the sector, before moving on to equip you with the main skills, knowledge and processes required to create convincing VFX. This unit introduces you to the advanced technologies that make VFX possible and the processes behind digital image creation. You'll explore technologies and processes by producing short-form animation across the VFX spectrum, to set briefs.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,550

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,610

Entry requirements

An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree in either animation, illustration, visual communication, graphic design or closely related subject, and present a portfolio of moving-image work. However, we do not exclude candidates who have graduated from other less strongly aligned disciplines.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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