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MAVisual Effects Production

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500.00 per year
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The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the use of computer-based imagery in the generation of film, television, interactive entertainment and computer games. Hardly any piece of visual media is produced today that has not at some time been manipulated by a computer. The need for well-qualified professionals to take a lead in developing and exploiting existing and new computer graphics technologies will continue to grow with this widespread use.

The scope of this field is increasing rapidly in terms of both technology and applications, and it is increasingly difficult to develop these areas to an advanced level within the constraints of existing undergraduate courses. This postgraduate programme has been developed to complement the other Master’s courses in the School by providing a course that focuses on visual effects, extending the knowledge and skills of graduates from the School’s undergraduate programmes and those from similar degrees from other institutions.

Programme structure

Modules: All Modules are Core ©

This MA is made up of three separate stages: two 3-month full-time classroom programmes, each made up of two modules, and followed by a self-directed project.

Semester 1 (60 Credits – 3 x © Modules):

3D Visual Effects

Visual Effects (20 Credits) ©
3D Foundation (20 Credits) ©
3D Visual Effects Tools and Techniques (20 Credits) ©

Semester 2 (60 Credits – 3 x © Modules):

2D Compositing

2D Compositing Level 1 (20 Credits) ©
2D Compositing Level 2 (20 Credits) ©
2D Visual Effects Tools and Techniques (20 Credits) ©

End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Module):

Visual Effects Production Project (60 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

Some of the graduates have found work in web design, TV production, photography, multimedia development, graphic design and other aspects of digital media whilst others have gone on to set up their own companies or have gone into related fields such as marketing or public relations.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States