Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Digital Effects

This is a truly international course, attracting students from all over the world with a diverse range of cultures and identities. It will provide you with a strong theoretical and technical underpinning for the principal areas of study thanks to lecture series on filmmaking techniques, green screen, MOCAP, computer graphic principles, the fusion of art and technology, personal research, and applied digital effects theory and practice. We accept students from a broad range of art-based subject areas including fine art, photography, architecture, filmmaking, fashion design, and graphic design. We will also consider applications from non-art based subjects such as computer sciences or engineering, as long as good art skills can be demonstrated. Knowledge of digital effects and computer graphics are not a pre-requisite for entry, as everything is rapidly taught from basics. A strong set of traditional art and photography skills are however highly beneficial, and demonstration of all art-based skills should be done at application stage in the form of a digital portfolio. MA Digital Effects and the National Centre for Computer Animation is the UK's only officially recognised Houdini Certified School. This incredible software is now at the forefront of the VFX Industry, and knowledge of it is a must for anyone wanting to progress their careers in this field.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above, or equivalent, in addition to a digital self portrait and portfolio of your work. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Digital Effects Nucleus; Digital Effects Tools; Digital Effects Techniques; Moving Image Practice and Theory; Group Project; Personal Inquiry, Master's Project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

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