Faculty of Creative Industries - Cardiff - University of South Wales

Bachelor in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics - Grado en Efectos Especiales

Faculty of Creative Industries - Cardiff - University of South Wales
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Presentación

Do you aspire to work in film and broadcast graphics, commercials or the VFX industries? This degree, which is recognised by Creative Skillset, will enable you to bring your ideas to life with the latest digital technologies, and start your career in the creative industries.

The course comprises a balance between practice and theory, and is supplemented by visits from industry professionals, exhibitions and workshops. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in national and international festivals and competitions, possibly overseas. These will help you develop a showreel of professional, broadcast-quality work to present to potential employers.

Our graduates have gone on to work for a number of national television and post-production companies, and on projects including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Inception, Captain America, Iron Man 2 and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Requisitos

Titulo de Bachillerato or the Selectividad with an average mark of 6.
Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) with an average mark of 6.
Técnico Especialista (Formación Profesional – segundo grado).
Ingeniero Técnico (from Escuela de Ingeniero Técnico).
Diplomado / Diplomatura.
English language qualifications:

GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score for Undergraduate of 80 IBT
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 169 with at least 162 in each component ; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE II Distinction or ISE III Pass for undergraduate courses
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests, in some cases, we may also be able to accept the communicator level (B2)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 51 points in each element for the majority of undergraduate programmes
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.

Programa

Year one

Contextual Studies: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Visual Effects
Image Acquisition Fundamentals
Concept Development and Time Based Design
Motion Graphic Design
Audio Visual Techniques

Year two

Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Projects
Narrative Forms in Animation, Comics and Computer Games
3D Tracking
Critical Studies: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Professional and Critical Studies in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Professional Design and Practice
Motion Graphics 2
CCI Work Experience
CCI Work Experience

Year three

Major Project: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Critical Research: Animation
Minor Project: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Design Competitions: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Design Management

Learning and teaching methods
For a balance of practice and theory, you will gain knowledge of the field through specialist lectures, which are followed by hands-on sessions. As you progress, you will specialise in areas of interest to you.

By the final year, you will possess the skills to generate a product from concept through to finished piece. There will be visits from industry professionals, exhibitions and workshops, possibly overseas. You will also have the opportunity to participate in national and international festivals and competitions. These will help you develop a showreel of professional, broadcast quality work, which you can show to potential employers.

Salidas profesionales

The practical elements of this course, combined with your creativity, will ensure you develop the skills to go far in this industry. Graduates of this course now work for high-profile TV and post-production companies throughout the country, including The Moving Picture Company, Framestore, and Double Negative. Work at these companies includes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Inception, Captain America, Iron Man 2, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

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