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. Our MA Visual Effects (3D) was established to address the industry need for specialists who approach visual effects with out-of-the box creative solutions combined with maturity. Our programme emphasises the use of technology and experimentation as well as ensuring the development of project management skills. You will find that an advanced understanding of the research process will prepare you for the rigours of problem-solving in industry. Likewise, understanding the business models used by clients or their employers will also prove essential in professional practice.
Learn from the industry
We work alongside an impressive list of industry partners, so you’ll also get the practical professional experience you need, as well as a real understanding of the fundamental principles behind VFX and the different business models used by studios.
More informationVisit official programme website
What you’ll learn Our MA Visual Effects (3D Route) involves 6 key modules:
- 3D Foundation
- Visual Effects
- Advanced 3D for Visual Effects
- 3D VFX Tools and Technology
- Visual Effects Project
- Visual Effects Production Project
- Autodesk Maya
- Adobe Photoshop
- Autodesk Mudbox/ ZBrush
- VFX Generalist
- Effects Technical Director (TD)
- Lighting Technical Director (TD)
- Matchmove Artist/Technical Director (TD)
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Computer Sciences View 595 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Already hold an Undergraduate degree (or an equivalent) qualification.
- Have a good grasp of the English language (IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent is required)
To apply for a postgraduate Masters programme at Pearson College London, you’ll need to complete and submit an online application form, which you can access via the website.
While there’s no formal application deadline for the majority of our programmes it’s best to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Shortly after you apply, you’ll receive an email with details about your creative portfolio and interview.
International17995 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17995 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA17995 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17995 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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