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Post Production and VFX

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

104 UCAS points - Media related subject preferred

Pass with 104 UCAS points - Media related subject preferred

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English - Grade C/4 Maths - Grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Media related subject preferred

104 UCAS points (Media related subject preferred & English – Higher H6 [D3], Ordinary O5 [C3])

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

D*D

104 UCAS points - Media related subject preferred

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

DMM

Media related subject preferred

104 UCAS points - Media related subject preferred

UCAS Tariff

104

minimum number of A2’s = 2 General Studies not accepted

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Media production

Visual and audio effects

Every film goes through three states: pre-production, production and post production. Post production is the creative activity that can make a good film great, and with a growing demand for bigger and better visual effects, there’s never been a better time to study for a VFX and post production degree course.

Combining practical skills with theory, this BA (Hons) Post Production and VFX degree course has been developed and shaped by leading production companies to ensure our teaching reflects a constantly evolving industry. You’ll cover all aspects of post production, from initial shooting to editing, sound design and VFX creation. At the heart of our post production university courses is collaborative practice, equipping you with the skills you establish a professional career in the creative industry.

What’s more, you’ll be based at our MediaCityUK campus, meaning you’ll be ideally placed to tap into a network of leading post production and VFX companies. You’ll gain hands-on experience through a series of live briefs, while engaging with renowned industry practitioners and scholars across a variety of initiatives, events and projects.

**You will:**
- Develop the creative and technical skills needed to produce high quality post production and VFX visuals

- Study in our state-of-the-art facilities on our MediaCityUK campus

- Deepen your knowledge of shooting, editing, sound design and VFX creation in the context of contemporary post production practice

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Modules

**Year one**
- 3D with 2D Content Generation
- VFX Fundamentals
- Introduction to Media Workflows
- Craft Editing Fundamentals
- History of Editing and VFX
- Shooting for Post Production

**Year two**
- VFX Effects and Practices
- Applied Technologies for VFX
- Long Form Editing for Broadcast
- Landmarks in Editing and VFX
- Short Form Editing for Online and Events
- Collaborative Workflows with Industry Brief

**Year three**
- Advanced VFX
- Advanced Editing and Audio
- Pre-Production Portfolio for Major Project
- Final Major Project

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
med
Media production
65%
med
Visual and audio effects

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

72%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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
70%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,848
med
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Design occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Media, journalism and communications

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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