Study, explore and practise contemporary film and television postproduction with a focus on creative aspects of visual effects. Learn a variety of postproduction techniques, including compositing, colour grading and conforming visual effects projects.
We'll teach you through a mix of workshops, lectures, screenings and masterclasses with leading academics and industry professionals. You'll use industry-standard facilities in a vibrant and supportive environment. You'll realise your own creative and technical projects and develop essential professional skills to pursue a career in industry.
On this Film and Television Production with Visual Effects course from University of York you can focus on production-orientated work. Alternatively you can focus on formal research into the technologies behind postproduction systems and apply for the MSc Film and Television Production with Visual Effects.
Many of our graduates work in the industry, from film to television companies, and some of our graduates have gone on to research in industry or academia.
Careers and skills
The film and television industry is highly competitive and there is a constant demand for visual effects artists with a solid knowledge of current software and postproduction techniques. There's also demand for artists who possess a firm grasp of story and how technology can enhance the viewing experience.
There's an increasing demand for researchers, in both industry and academia, who have a firm understanding of postproduction tools and how they can be applied to create the next generation of postproduction technologies.
Many of our graduates are working in the industry, with companies such as:
- Industrial Light and Magic
- Double Negative
- Moving Picture Company (MPC)
- Oriental Dreamworks
- Bloomberg LP
- Prime Focus
- Films at 59
- CCTV (Chinese television)
- China Film Group
- GSP Studios
Others have gone on to further study or to work in academia at institutions including Oxford University and the City University of Hong Kong.
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- Digital Production and Postproduction Workflows
- Visual Effects Design Lab
- Group Projects
- Conform and Finish
- Business of Production and Postproduction
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Media Studies & Mass Media View 360 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You should have some experience of film, video or television production. This may have been gained through an undergraduate degree (2:1 or equivalent), via professional practice or through a formal filmmaking society. Experience in visual effects or animation is desirable but not required.
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International24500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.