Visual Effects

A highly industry-focused course that will provide you with the skills needed to gain a leading role in visual effects for video and film.

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Key Facts

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Degree

BSc (Hons) Visual Effects

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

Degree Overview

As part of a multibillion-pound film and television industry, studying the creative and technical skills used in visual effects can open up extensive career prospects.

This degree programme also encourages you to develop your creative flair and understanding of industry-standard software to create your own 3D content for use in film and television projects.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work in roles such as compositors and matte painters, as well as wider media-based roles such as colourists and finishers.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

DMU's VFX facilities include high-definition mixed media workstations, using industry-standard software such as 3ds Max, Maya, Nuke, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve.

The chance to learn about a range of topics including VFX and compositing basics, 3D modelling and animation, match-moving and MOCAP (motion capture), and tracking rigging and compositing.

Work placements are offered as part of this course and can boost your skills and experience while studying, as well as improving your chances of gaining a graduate level job.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.