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BSc (Hons)Film Technology and Visual Effects

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

If you have a keen interest in film and visual effects, our BSc (Hons) Film Technology and Visual Effects course will provide you with the technical, creative and production skills you need to be successful in the film or visual effects industry.

The film aspect of the course explores the capture and editing of live action video and audio elements, while the visual effects aspect of the course looks at the creation digital elements, such as creatures and matte environments, and the use of compositing tools to combine these live action and digital elements together, to produce convincing visual effects shots.

You will focus on the fundamental mathematics, physics and technical concepts, examining the behaviour of sound and light, the simulation of fluids, cloth, hair and collisions, the digital manipulation of light and sound and more.

We’ll train you to become a versatile, adaptable and well-equipped graduate, with the technical and creative skills needed to perform a variety of roles within film and visual effects production. Designed to meet the industry’s need for highly-skilled, enthusiastic graduates, this course will help you learn how to negotiate challenges and adapt to different technical innovations.

Upon graduation you could progress into a career as a video editor, cinematographer, CGI modeller, CGI animator, visual effects artist and compositor. The course has a particular focus on technical roles such as rigging, dynamic simulations, shader development and match moving.

Programme structure

On this course, you’ll learn the practical application of technology and the craft of production.

In the first year, you’ll focus on developing your fundamental skills and knowledge in using digital video production techniques to capture live action elements, using 3D modelling and software graphics tools to create virtual elements, and using composting tools to combine live action and virtual elements in a finished video.


You’ll develop your skills further in your second year, in specialist subjects like motion capture, shader development, dynamic simulations, programming visual effects tools in python, and research and development. You will also experience more demanding and collaborative production experiences.


Your final year is about refining your skills and realising your full potential. You will undertake a carefully planned, high-quality film and visual effects production, undertake an investigation, (exploring a technical area of your choice), develop well-defined career plans and examine how your skillset fits into a variety of industries.

Career opportunities

Our students have gone on to work at companies such as the BBC, Antimatter Games, S+O Media, Instinct Laboratory, Yamination Studios and Cube Production as animators, visual effects artists, motion graphics designers, 3D modellers and video producers.

The broad scope of the topics covered throughout the programme will leave you well-equipped to take on roles in 3D modelling and animation, pre-visualisation, motion graphics, keying, compositing, digital film and video production, video editing and post-production, visual effects, motion tracking, sound production and production management.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States