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Visual Effects and Post-production (Film)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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

MPP

T Level

P

P (D or E on Core)

UCAS Tariff

64

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Film studies

This course features a range of study areas reflecting current issues and professional practices in short film, animation, mobile video and sound for visual media. It's designed to provide you with the practical, critical and theoretical tools required by the contemporary media production and post-production industries. Students will benefit from a strong practical emphasis on production. The course blends the creative aspects of the job including filming and camera operation, film and audio editing, compositing and film FX, animation for short film alongside contextual and cross-media studies such as professional practice and script writing.

The programme has a focus towards film and television post-production, editing and compositing with strong elements in 3d animation and motion graphic visual effects an area in which skills shortages has been identified (Skillset Workforce Survey 2005). The art of post-production is being seen more frequently within present day film releases and TV programs, we aim to give students the opportunity to enter this industry and produce visually stunning pieces of work.
The course is designed to provide you with the practical, critical and theoretical tools required by the contemporary media production and post-production industries.

The course enhances graduates' employability within a range of media based industries, or alternatively provide access to a range of related Honours degrees at University of Suffolk.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,220
per year
England
£8,220
per year
EU
£12,996
per year
International
£12,996
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,220
per year
Republic of Ireland
£12,996
per year
Scotland
£8,220
per year
Wales
£8,220
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Suffolk at East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)

Department:

School of Art, Design and Humanities

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media, journalism and communications

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£19k

£19k

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