Visual and Audio Effects Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Arts University Bournemouth 81% 5% 0% £9250 £16950 135 Poole On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 81% 5% 0% £9250 £14598 135 Ipswich On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute 81% 5% 0% £5900 £7400 135 Grimsby On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 59% 5% 20% £9250 £17000 108 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 51% 10% 20% £9250 £13200 70 Luton On campus Full-time
SAE Institute 79% 0% 5% £7500 £11500 91 London On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 38% 2% 0% £9250 £15900 131 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Norwich University of the Arts 71% 3% 5% £9250 £15900 125 Norwich On campus Full-time
Norwich University of the Arts 71% 3% 5% £9250 £15900 125 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 52% 5% 0% £9250 £14500 119 Chichester On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 52% 5% 0% £8100 £16000 119 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 52% 5% 0% £52 £68 119 London On campus Part-time
Bournemouth University 80% 7% 9% £8500 £15750 123 Poole On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 79% 8% 8% £9250 £14000 121 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 55% 8% 10% £9250 £13200 132 Birmingham On campus Full-time
De Montfort University 10% 5% 20% £9250 £14750 117 Leicester On campus Full-time
Brunel University 79% 5% 34% £9250 £19280 115 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
Brunel University 79% 5% 34% £9250 £19855 115 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 79% 8% 8% £9250 £14000 121 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 54% 5% 21% £9250 £16500 149 Poole On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 67% 5% 11% £9250 £14250 102 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of West London 50% 10% 20% £9250 £13250 109 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of West London 50% 10% 20% £9250 £13250 109 Ealing On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 92% 5% 10% £9250 £14000 106 London On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 92% 5% 10% £9250 £13800 106 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 80% 5% 10% £9000 £12600 123 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Teesside University 80% 7% 9% £9250 £14000 123 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Morley College - - - £6165 - - London On campus Full-time
The University of York - - - £9010 £22720 - York On campus Full-time
West Herts College 75% 0% 20% £6165 - - Watford On campus Full-time
South Thames College 75% 0% 20% £5100 - - London On campus Full-time
New College Swindon 71% - 20% - - - Swindon On campus Full-time
York College 71% - 20% £7200 - - York On campus Full-time
Sunderland College 71% - 20% £5999 - - Sunderland On campus Full-time
Hopwood Hall College 71% - 20% £6000 - - Rochdale On campus Full-time
Wakefield College 89% - 25% £6750 - - Wakefield On campus Full-time
West Herts College 89% - 25% £6165 £6165 - Watford On campus Full-time
South Tyneside College 89% - 25% £6000 - - South Shields On campus Full-time
Craven College 89% - 25% £6950 - - Skipton On campus Full-time
Westminster Kingsway College 89% - 25% £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Gloucestershire College 89% - 25% £6700 - - Gloucester On campus Full-time
South Tyneside College 89% - 25% £6000 - - South Shields On campus Full-time
South Thames College 89% - 25% £5100 - - London On campus Full-time
Nottingham College 89% - 25% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Hopwood Hall College 89% - 25% £6000 - - Rochdale On campus Full-time
Yeovil College - - 20% £7285 - - Yeovil On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk - - 0% £8220 £12996 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
University of Bradford - - 10% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 - Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bradford - - 10% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 - Bradford On campus Full-time
City College Plymouth 81% 5% 0% £8450 - 135 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Morley College 81% 5% 0% £6165 - 135 London On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre - - 20% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
South Thames College - - 20% £5100 - - London On campus Full-time
The Manchester College - - 20% - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology - - 20% £6800 - - Epsom On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre - - 20% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Bedford College - - 20% £2948 - - Bedford On campus Part-time
Wiltshire College and University Centre - - 20% £6000 - - Chippenham On campus Full-time
Hopwood Hall College - - 20% £6000 - - Rochdale On campus Full-time
Morley College - - 20% £6165 - - London On campus Full-time
Weymouth College - 5% 25% £5750 £5750 - Weymouth On campus Full-time
East Sussex College - 5% 25% £5950 £7500 - Eastbourne On campus Full-time
Chesterfield College - 5% 25% £6995 - - Chesterfield On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre - - 20% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
York College - - 20% £5750 - - York On campus Full-time
Wiltshire College and University Centre - - 20% £5650 £11500 - Chippenham On campus Full-time
Wirral Met College - - 20% £5990 - - Birkenhead On campus Full-time
Hertford Regional College - 5% 20% £6165 - 85 Broxbourne On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth - 5% 20% £9250 £17000 85 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre - - 20% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
West Herts College 75% 0% 20% £6165 - - Watford On campus Full-time
Nottingham College 75% 0% 20% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
York College 75% 0% 20% £7200 - - York On campus Full-time
South Thames College 75% 0% 20% £5100 - - London On campus Full-time
South Thames College 75% 0% 20% - - - London On campus Full-time
The London College UCK - - 30% £6165 - - Hounslow On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute - - 30% £5900 £7400 - Grimsby On campus Full-time
Nottingham College - - 30% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Nottingham College - - 30% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Bedford College - - 30% £5895 - - Bedford On campus Full-time
Chesterfield College - - 30% £6995 - - Chesterfield On campus Full-time
Nottingham College - - 30% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Nottingham College - - 30% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Bury College - - 30% £7500 - - Bury On campus Full-time
Nottingham College - - 30% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Westminster Kingsway College - - 30% £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
City College Plymouth 91% - 10% £7450 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Weymouth College - 5% 10% £6650 £6650 - Weymouth On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - 5% 10% £8500 £15750 - Poole On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 76% 10% 5% - - 159 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 71% - 10% £9250 £46600 101 Bolton On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 71% - 10% £9250 £37350 101 Bolton On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 76% 10% 5% - - 159 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 58% 10% 14% - - 138 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Pearson College London 52% 0% 7% £9250 - 117 London On campus Full-time
Teesside University - - - - - - Middlesbrough On campus Part-time
Gower College Swansea - - - £7500 - - Swansea On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 55% 8% 10% £9250 - 132 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 55% 0% 14% - - 131 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 55% 8% 10% £9250 - 132 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 79% 8% 8% £9250 - 121 Cambridge On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 79% 8% 8% - - 121 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 67% 5% 11% - - 102 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 50% 10% 20% - - 109 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 71% - 0% £8390 - - Brighton On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 88% 0% 10% £9000 - 122 Wrexham On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 88% 0% 10% - - 122 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 88% 0% 10% £9250 - 122 Poole On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 54% 5% 21% - - 149 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Pearson College London 40% 0% 15% £9250 - 116 London On campus Full-time
Futureworks 80% 10% 5% £9250 - 120 Salford On campus Full-time
Falmouth University 73% 4% 11% - - 123 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Falmouth University 73% 4% 11% - - 123 Falmouth On campus Full-time
University for the Creative Arts 80% 5% 10% - - 123 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 88% 0% 10% £9000 - 122 Wrexham On campus Full-time
The Northern School of Art - - - £9250 - - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
60 /100
14169 students of Visual and Audio Effects in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Visual and Audio Effects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18993 £17033 £20459
25-75 percentile range £15958 - £22542 £12694 - £21543 £14994 - £26089

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18747 £17621 £20968
25-75 percentile range £15287 - £22176 £13034 - £22157 £15913 - £26712

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Visual and Audio Effects

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Visual and Audio Effects who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Visual and Audio Effects

  • Commercial Studios
  • Film and TV Producers
  • Computer Games Industry
  • Post Production and VFX
  • Motion Graphics Areas
  • Computer Systems Design Area
  • Marketing Firms

Specialisations within Visual and Audio Effects

  • Computer Graphics
  • Cinematic Storytelling
  • Digital Photography
  • Figure Modeling
  • Digital Compositing
  • Movie Special Effects

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Visual and Audio Effects who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Visual and Audio Effects (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Visual and Audio Effects at Anglia Ruskin University

35% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Elementary occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Sports and fitness occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Sales occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Visual and Audio Effects

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Visual and Audio Effects studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Master of Art - MArt

CGI and Visual Effects at Southampton Solent University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 92 out of 100 among 8 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Visual and Audio Effects was £18993 15 months after graduation, £17033 3 years after graduation and £20459 5 years after graduation.