BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Motion Graphics

The BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Motion Graphics course will develop your creative instincts in VFX and motion graphics. Our VFX course is extremely industry focused, with many opportunities to work on live projects and briefs, and gain practical experience through placements. Students have recently worked on Sherlock, Doctor Who, Bastard Executioner and Beowulf.

Your VFX training will develop technical expertise in Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite, Cinema 4D, Maya, and tracking software. What’s more, you’ll develop an understanding of working pipelines and the ability to work collaboratively. Our best students get multiple job offers and are headhunted by industry, going on to work on big-name projects including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Inception, Captain America, Iron Man 2 and The Chronicles of Narnia.

What you will study

Our VFX course is a balance between practice and theory, and is supplemented by visits from industry professionals, exhibitions and workshops.

Year one

Contextual Studies: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Visual Effects
Image Acquisition Fundamentals
Concept Development and Time Based Design
Motion Graphic Design
Audio Visual Techniques

Year two

Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Projects
Narrative Forms in Animation, Comics and Computer Games
3D Tracking
Critical Studies: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Professional and Critical Studies in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
Professional Design and...

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The tutors on our visual effects course are exceptionally experienced in VFX and motion graphics, and continue to work in the industry.

Jason Bevan, VFX Course Leader
Pete Hodges, Academic Subject Manager
Chris Thomas, Lecturer
Rosemary Shepherd, Lecturer
Ceri Angel, Lecturer
Roger Cann, Senior Technical Demonstrator

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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