Teesside University Visual Effects

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Teesside University Visual Effects

BA (Hons) Visual Effects

UCAS code: I706 BA/VE

UCAS code: I708 BA/VEFY for Year 0 entry
If you want to work in the animated film and TV industries then this course is for you. The course provides a clear focus on the creation of 3D and 2D visual effects and simulation for 3D animation, film and television.

Note: this course is for Year 0 and Year 1 entry only in 2017. We currently operate a different structure for entry to Year 2 and final year. Please contact scm-enquiries@tees.ac.uk for more information.

You learn skills in 3D modelling, scripting, rigging, animation, and especially in compositing visual effects into animated products. You also gain experience of the wider pre-production and production pipelines in team modules shared with other animation and technical effects disciplines, where you can work as a generalist on design, pre-production, rigging, lighting and shaders, or in more specialist effects animation roles in simulation, and post-production or rendering pipelines.

The course contains a strong technical strand, ensuring you are fully literate in the rapidly changing technologies of 2D and 3D effects animation and simulation, in small or large productions for a variety of visual contexts, from the small and often unnoticed to the large and spectacular. Unlike other courses in this area, you will benefit from being able to collaborate with all the other animation disciplines, from dedicated concept artists to creative 2D and stop-motion productions to students working on technical direction in the VFX area.

Course structure

Year 0 (foundation year) core modules
  • Critical and Contextual Studies
  • Foundation Project
  • Modelling Principles
  • Narrative Principles
  • Problem Solving Principles
  • Visual Scripting Principles
Year 1 core modules
  • 3D Animation
  • Asset Design and Modelling
  • Imaging Techniques for VFX
  • Pre-vis and Cinematography
  • VFX and Compositing
  • VFX Scripting
Year 2 core modules
  • Digital Compositing
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Effects Animation
  • Kino
  • Lighting and Look Development

Final-year core modules

  • Advanced VFX Production
  • Contextual Research and Development
  • Short Film Production
  • Visual Effects Project

Course information

  • Length: 3, 4 or 5 years dependent on whether you undertake the foundation year, placement year or both.

More full-time details

  • Not available part-time
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