Visual Effects Production Technology (Top Up) (BSc (Hons))

Nottingham Trent University

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 13450 per year

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About Visual Effects Production Technology (Top Up) at Nottingham Trent University

This one-year top-up degree is designed for those students who have completed a Level 5 qualification in a related discipline who wish to further pursue their studies within this specialist field of creative media technology.

How you're taught

You'll learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, working in teams, independent learning and industry talks

You'll have the chance to study the broadest range of disciplines including:

  • Asset production
  • 3D and 2D animation
  • Compositing
  • Matte production
  • Rigging and rig removal
  • Digital sculpture
  • Creature effects

Degree Show

In your final year you will exhibit your work as part of Confetti's Degree Show. This event includes all final year students across Confetti's courses and is a great platform for you to showcase your work to key influencers across the creative industries.

Careers and employability

You'll advance your skills working with a range of industry standard visual effects hardware and software and adopt larger rolesand responsibilities in the directing and delivering of advanced VFX productions.

Typical job roles in industry might include:

  • roto artist;
  • compositor;
  • 3D artist;
  • digital preparation;
  • layout artist;
  • lighting technical;
  • director;
  • match move artist;
  • matte painter;
  • animator;
  • technical director; and
  • VFX supervisor.


You will be studying in:

  • Industry Spec Workstation PCs
  • Industry-standard digital film cameras and lights
  • Bookable Green Screen studio space
  • Professional Studio facilities

Specialist Software including:

  • Autodesk Suite (Maya, Motion Builder &Mudbox),
  • Nuke, Mari and Modo
  • Adobe Creative Suite,
  • Zbrush, Quixel 2,
  • Wacom Cintiq 13HD Touch Tablets

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Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.

The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.

The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

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