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SAE Institute

Visual Effects Animation

UCAS Code: 615W

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


A level

A*-D

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Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:42,P:3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All subjects require A*-C in English (4-9) Audio Production and Games Programming also require A*-C in Mathematics (4-9)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*-MMP

Scottish Higher

A-C

UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Animation

From the serenity of an elven forest to an explosive planetary invasion, visual effects are at the core of the moving industry. From blockbuster movies to high-impact commercials and interactive video games, visual effects artists are now embedded across many film projects, working to shape the visual language of an entire movie. In the UK, the visual effects sector continues to evolve and grow.

From modelling to 3D animation and motion capture, you’ll learn the critical hands-on elements and processes needed to tell a story and release your ideas from the page.

You will learn how to analyse and design images and animations for a range of professional contexts. We place a strong emphasis on equipping you with the tools you'll need to manipulate your creations and you'll gain an understanding of critical pre-production planning processes. You'll also explore how lighting, rendering and visual language combine to bring visual effects to life.

Your final project includes a professional showreel of your accomplishments demonstrating your practical skills and showcasing your storytelling and artistic talents.

Modules

Our fast-track degree means you can graduate and be earning and doing what you love in just two years.

Year 1:
Trimester 1 - 2D Fundamentals; Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice.
Trimester 2 - 3D Fundamentals; Rendering and Animation Fundamentals.
Trimester 3 - Introduction to VFX; Elective module (see website for details).

Year 2:
Trimester 4 - Advanced Character Animation and Production Rendering; Marketing, Business Planning and Law.
Trimester 5 - Research Practice and Society, Elective module (see website for details).
Trimester 6 - Major project.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

SAE Oxford

SAE London

SAE Liverpool

SAE Glasgow

Department:

Animation (3D)

TEF rating:
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What students say


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75%
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Animation

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Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
59%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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