Course Code IFX
NFQ Level 6*
Duration 2 Years
Award Year 1: Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects)
Award Year 2: Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects)
Visual Effects (VFX) involves combining live action and digitally created images together to create and develop high quality digital content for the 3D animation and visual effects industry.
During this two-year course you will work with industry leading content creation tools, techniques and workflows. In addition to developing your artistic ability, you will acquire the technical knowledge and skills to produce high quality 3D content for use in the films, television as well as related areas such as games and the visualisation Industry. Your course subjects are taught by sector experts who will lead you through the process of placing real actors on a digital set, teaching you how to light and shoot the live action elements, and supervising you while you create and composite digital backgrounds and characters into footage to create the final scene.
BCFE has a reputation for graduates who excel in this field including Richie Baneham, who won an Oscar for the Best Visual Effects on the film Avatar. You can read his success story at Alumni Success Stories – BCFE.
End of Year 1 Certification Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects)
End of Year 2 Certification Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects)
Industry-standard hardware/software like Maya, Nuke, Photoshop, Zbrush, Mari, Mudbox, VRay, Arnold, Shotgun and access to our cutting-edge TV Studio facilities
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One of the great things about the VFX & 3D Technology course is the strong ties to industry – the frequency and quality of guest speakers has been beneficial and insightful, as have the extra-curricular activities the tutors have involved us in; be it film screenings or a visit to a studio. These activities have been positive and encouraging and have led to more cohesion as a class.
Anita Bonesteel Dice
Visual Effects and 3D Technology (HND)
On successful completion of Year 1 of a two-year Higher National Diploma (HND) an Higher National Certificate (HNC) will be claimed for each 1st Year HND student. It will be included as part of the overall HND award on successful completion of Year 2.