Full-time: Three years
3D85; Short form: BA/DVE
Preston (Campus code: U)
Focusing on all aspects of digital post production, this new course is backed up with solid foundations in computer graphics, CGI and compositing techniques, underpinned by a clear understanding of visual literacy, narrative and design theory. You’ll develop a range of skills and become a creative problem solver, preparing you to work in any situation and come up with creative solutions. The course develops from a tutor led first year, where techniques are studied in detail, through to a more open final year where you’ll develop your particular areas of interest and a professional show-reel. This is supported throughout by live briefs and industry links to ensure that employability is embedded firmly within all aspects of the course.
104 Points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 104 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
The course offers a highly practical introduction to digital visual effects backed up by a strong theoretical underpinning. Early on you’ll be given the core skills needed across the subject. As the course progresses you are encouraged to specialise and are given increasing opportunities to work on live, real world briefs.
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You will be taught by leaders in their field; staff include:Ian Crook – Senior Lecturer – Course Leader, BA (Hons) Digital Visual Effects
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
English Regions Skills Review 2015
UCLan has received a special mention in the English Regions Skills Review 2015 for its investigative work in bridging the gap between education and the workplace. According to the Report:
The bond between education and the industry is far stronger in the regions. The links between the industry and colleges and universities are well forged and productive. Both sides are keen to work together . . . The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is investigating a Spark finishing school to concentrate on specific skills gaps identified by this research (and others) around production management (among others).
At the forefront of this is the ‘soap-in-a-week’ collaboration in which ITV Studios and UCLan are partnering up. Cast and crew from Emmerdale and Coronation Street will work with UCLan students from a host of courses to brainstorm ideas, storyline the first episode, script, rehearse, shoot and show it, all in five days. ITV will be there for guidance only and the idea and execution will be done entirely by the students. For further information on this story, to receive a copy of the English Regions Skills Review, or for more details about how UCLan is bridging the gap between education and the creative industries, contact Emma Speed on 01772 895959.