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Digital Visual Effects MSc

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Special Effects (Film/Video) Computer Graphics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course equips you with advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of high definition digital effects to help you become a highly skilled technical director (TD) in the visual effects industry. This programme is entirely oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice and provides a direct route into the highly desirable creative industry. Our successful former students are working in London and for international companies in areas ranging from television graphics to architectural visualisation. It covers 3D model building, texturing, lighting, rendering, procedural animation (cloth, hair, fur, dynamics), advanced compositing and high-definition digital effects. Although the thrust of the programme is towards high end film special effects and animation, the standards and techniques you learn will allow you to work in numerous other areas of digital effects.

This programme aims to: enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding within the field of digital visual effects, which will equip you to become a professional in the animation and visual effects Industry; train you in the requirements and skills needed for work in high definition; produce professionally-trained technical directors who are highly skilled in using state of the art 3D modelling and visual effects software; provide you with proper academic guidance and welfare support; create an atmosphere of co-operation and partnership between staff and students, and offer you an environment where you can develop your potential. Graduates who can show that they have developed transferable skills and valuable experience are better prepared to start their careers and are more attractive to potential employers.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module covers: Particle dynamics - Particle tool and particle emitters, cycle emission, volume emitters, force fields, lifespan, constraints, adding springs, soft-body dynamics, active and passive rigid bodies, setting static and dynamic friction, damping, mass, bounciness, caching, rendering in software hardware and Mentalray. Fluid Effects - 2d and 3d fluid containers, emitting fluids from objects and curves, colliding; fluids with objects, explosions, creating atmospheric systems, realistic fire, explosion and smoke effects, interacting fluids with particles, combustible fluids. nCloth - nParticle, nConstraint, nSolver, cloth collision, collision layer, wind and gravity, nCache.
EL863 - Advanced 3D Modelling (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 or higher honours degree in animation, digital effects, fine art, architecture, multimedia, illustration, digital arts, computing and film making. All applicants are required to present a portfolio. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.