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Bournemouth and Poole College

Visual Effects and Digital Film Production

UCAS Code: K5T7

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


Two full A Levels or equivalent, including one full A Level at 32 tariff points (i.e. grade C) in a relevant subject.

Successful completion of an Access to Higher Education Diploma

UCAS Tariff

48

UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels or equivalent, including one full A Level at 32 tariff points (i.e. grade C) in a relevant subject. •A portfolio or show reel demonstrating relevant skills to the course – don’t worry if you haven’t got any visual effects work, we’d like to see your videos, photography, graphics, sketches – anything that shows your creativity! •Four GCSEs at grade 4 minimum (formerly C), to include Maths and English, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification, plus •Two A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma, OR •Subject related Level 3 Advanced Diploma is considered with other qualifications, OR •An Access to Higher Education Diploma

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

This course is designed to prepare students for the exciting and challenging world of the visual effects industry. It focuses on compositing, animation techniques, 3D modelling, motion graphics, camera tracking and match-moving and will cover theoretical aspects including the history of visual effects in the film and television industry. You will come away with a ‘VFX toolkit’ of skills under your belt, as well as a strong grounding in video production.

Modules

The course focuses on compositing, animation techniques, 3D modelling, motion graphics, camera tracking and matchmoving and will cover theoretical aspects including the history of visual effects in the film and television industries.

It is taught by practicing Visual Effects artists so students will receive the high-quality, relevant knowledge and expertise that can be readily applied in the workplace.

Year 1 (Level 4)
•Film and Video Techniques (applies to most of the practical units)
•The History of VFX (Theory and Contextual Studies)
•Designing and Creating Idents (Motion Graphics, 3D etc.)
•Set Extension Project (Matte Painting, 3D environments, compositing etc.)
•Work Placement
•Film Trailer (Teaser and Theatrical)

Depending on numbers, there will be an option for progression on to a 1 year HND at the college.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,750
per year
England
£6,750
per year
EU
£6,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£6,750
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth and Poole College

Department:

Media

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