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MA - Visual Effects Production (Compositing)

MA - Visual Effects Production (Compositing)

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Moving Image / Photography / Media Production Software For Film/Video Industry Image Processing

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed to give you both practical training and a globally recognised postgraduate qualification. The remainder of the course is working on two major projects, where you will apply the techniques you have learnt to a brief. You will receive regular contact with your tutors and have two great resources that will act as a visual CV for future employers. Studios are crying out for skilled compositors. We will help you stand out from the crowd with a Masters qualification validated by the University of Kent, a portfolio of advanced work and the technical skills you need to get hired. Majority of modules contain at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback. Formative assessments are developmental and any feedback you receive for them do not count towards your overall module mark.

Compositors are the masters of make-believe, responsible for creating the illusion of reality. Compositors often start out as rot scope artists or in junior roles, but can rise to become mid-level, then senior compositors and compositing supervisors. From here the path is open to becoming a VFX supervisor.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module students will study The Interface: Premultiplied Images, Transformations and Rotoscoping, Rig Removal Composites, Advanced Paint/Prep Work, Keying, Colour Correction and Grading.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate honours degree in Art and Design, Architecture, Computing or Engineering-related subjects. We are also happy to consider applicants without a degree if you have significant industry experience in VFX or related fields. We will ask suitable applicants to submit a creative portfolio and attend an interview.

University information

Escape Studios were established in 2002, and offer a range of postgraduate degrees in VFX, Games, Animation and Storyboarding and Previsualisation. With close connections to industry, their degrees have been designed and developed alongside creative professionals and the biggest studios. They produce courses which ensure students graduate with the skills required to progress in the industry. They offer postgraduate degrees in: 3D Visual...more

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