Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 Years, Part-time: 6 Years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

112 (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code

W614

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Markeaton Street and Britannia Mill Studios

If you do not achieve the typical entry points required, you may want to consider studying this course with foundation year.

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Course description

This course provides you with the opportunity to explore the potential of Visual Effects and Post-Production.

It will enable you to become a resourceful and independent learner capable of generating ideas and developing original, effective visual solutions. You'll study at Markeaton Street, which is equipped with studios, Mac suites and the latest technology.

Explore the exciting and rapidly evolving area of visual effects utilising 3d Animation, Motion Capture, Green Screen and Pyro Effects using Industry standard software, such as Autodesk Maya, Houdini FX, Realflow and Nuke-X as well as much more. Explore how various techniques are implemented within the film, television and computer games industries and build a personalised portfolio to help you get started within your career. You will develop conceptual, aesthetic and technical abilities and receive one-to-one guidance from our expert tutors.

The BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Post-Production course is designed to enable you to develop your conceptual, aesthetic and technical abilities with individual focus and direction.

As part of our commitment to improving student experience and improving our course offering, changes are being made to this course to reflect the evolving nature of the industry and to keep the course in line with industry standards. Curriculum changes proposed will ensure that we equip our graduates with the prerequisite skills and subject knowledge to be successful in their careers. To find out more get in touch or attend an open day.

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Visual Effects Toolkit (double module)
  • Image, Industry and Analysis
  • Introduction to Visual Effects & Post Production (double module)
  • Critical Approaches to Visual Effects and Post Production
  • The Wider Screen
  • Exploration of Visual Effects & Post Production 1 (double module) 
  • Exploration of Visual Effects & Post Production 2 (double module)
  • Research Methods
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Collaborative Project (double module)
  • Dissertation and PDP
  • Specialist Practice in Visual Effects & Post Production (double module)

How you will learn

A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are used within the BA Visual Effects and Post-Production programme including lectures, seminars, collaborative work, Digital online tutorials, practical workshops, screenings, peer group critiques and discussion, negotiated and independent study. You will also work with other students on projects, which is good preparation for your career, since the visual effects and post-production industry is highly collaborative. This course is 100% coursework.

Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Find out more about Visual Effects and Post Production

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£13,250 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

We create many opportunities for you to showcase your work to a wider audience. By the time you finish your BA (Hons) Visual Effect and Post-Production degree we will have introduced you to support networks relevant to working in the creative arts industry and helped you to structure your CV and showreel, and reflect on your employability.

We will do our best to equip you to be able to successfully plot a course through the complex terrain of the creative industries and start your future career.

Tom Craig
Programme leader

As a a Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Film Theory and Critcism, Tom Craig teaches across a wide variety of modules on the BA (Hons) Film Production programme. He is widely recognised for being an outstanding teacher. He also has substantial experience in Film Finance, production mentoring, script supervision, and project development. He is the Creative Director of Big Brain Films.

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Contact us

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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† Additional information about your studies

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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