Arts University Bournemouth Visual Effects

Arts University Bournemouth Visual Effects

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Course Overview

It’s Britain, not Hollywood, that leads the world in Visual Effects. The British film industry is hungry for talent so our new Visual Effects course is designed to feed it with skilled graduates.

Looking to start in 2017? There’s still time to apply for this course through UCAS. Visit our how to apply page for more information.

“The VFX industry has seen rapid growth and technological development over the last 15 or so years, evolving into a visual language that influences every level of the film making process. Underpinning all this is the core artistry of creating stunning moving images.

It’s essential that we bring in junior talent who are not only technically capable, but who also have have a solid grounding in core artistic skills such as observation, composition, colour, and light.”

— Ian Fellows, Framestore

Start your career in Visual Effects with us. We’ll give you the chance to unleash your imagination. Use visual effects in a multitude of ways. Change the weather in a film, give a character a makeover, alter a landscape – make your mark on the world by changing it.

On our course, you’ll use the same equipment as the professionals and produce industry standard work. When you’ve finished your degree, you’ll have a competitive portfolio as well as a BA from a university at the heart of the fastest-growing digital economy in the country.

We make sure that you’re as prepared for the industry as possible by creating an industry on campus. Along with an impressive set of skills, you’ll leave AUB with a ready-made network of professionals that you worked with while studying.


It takes many disciplines to make a film, and Bournemouth Film School (BFS) is home to all of them. This course is part of BFS along with MA Animation ProductionBA (Hons) Animation Production, MA Film Production and BA (Hons) Film Production. Together we make up the largest film school outside of London.


You’ll be part of the next generation of VFX artists

AUB has been producing talent for the film industry for years. Our lecturers know the industry inside out – some even still work outside their tutoring roles. We’ve also got a network of artists at your disposal. They can use you and you can use them – at AUB and in your career.

We’re lucky enough to have Europe’s leading special effect company, Framestore, on our campus. From working on huge blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy to winning Oscars for their work on Gravity, Framestore are taking British VFX to new heights. And they’re right next door.


You can read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here.



Looking to spend less than six months in the UK to learn Visual Effects? Take a look at our Study Abroad and Summer Courses.

Please note: the UniStats scores below are not representative of this course. They have been aggregated by UniStats from data relating to similar courses in the creative arts sector.