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Professional Practice in Visual Effects MA

Professional Practice in Visual Effects MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Special Effects (Film/Video) After Effects (Animation Software) Adobe

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The programme is designed for visual effects (VFX) professionals with significant experience in their field who want to gain a master's degree that focuses on their current work within the sector. You will be able claim recognition for your prior learning and thus gain academic credit that can count towards the degree and enable completion of it at an accelerated rate. You will be required to expand on your existing skillset within and to undertake a large work-based project. We have developed an innovative approach that includes the development of leadership and management within the VFX sector, delivered as a part-time programme of study for working professionals. The programme is for VFX professionals and is supported by Creative Skillset, which is the Sector Skills Council for the creative industries.

The learning, teaching and assessment strategies employed constitute a 'blended learning' approach with tutor-led individual and group workshops, masterclasses, presentations, discussions and action learning groups delivered through face-to-face interactions and/or distance learning technologies, including the University's own virtual learning environment. A work-based master's allows you to consolidate your professional knowledge and skills in order to enhance your VFX career.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

Negotiated Work-based Project (Advanced Visual Effects Project) (60 Credits) - Core
Review of Learning (10 Credits) - Core
Negotiated Work-based (Project Professional Development (20 Credits) - Core
Advanced Practitioner Inquiry (30 Credits) - Core
Negotiated Work-based Project (Collaborative Visual Effects Practice) (30 Credits) - Core
Negotiated Work-based Project (Innovative Visual Effects Practice) (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Part-time students: £62 per taught credit; Part-time students: £31 per dissertation credit.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Part-time students: £62 per taught credit; Part-time students: £31 per dissertation credit.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have current employment in the visual effects industry at a senior level as well as evidence of the likelihood of continuing employment while undertaking the programme. At least five years' experience working in the visual effects industry and/or a relevant Level 6 qualification such as a bachelor's degree with honours in a relevant area. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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