Visual and Audio Effects Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Creative Media Production (Television) HNC Chesterfield College - - - £6995 - - Chesterfield On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Computer Games Design) HNC Chesterfield College - - - £6995 - - Chesterfield On campus Full-time
Visual Effects with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University 55% 0% 18% £9250 £16085 134 Birmingham On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects (with a Placement Year) BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University 85% 7% 14% £9250 £16750 125 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects with Placement BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 6% 3% £9250 £15000 £16125 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) Bournemouth University 67% 5% 15% £9250 £18800 149 Poole On campus Full-time
Visual Effects with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 10% 20% £9250 £15000 88 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Visual Effects Production Technology BSc (Hons) Nottingham Trent University 100% 5% 5% £9250 £16500 168 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts 46% 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects with Placement and Digital Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 6% 3% £9250 £13020 £14000 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BSc (Hons) University of West London 68% 0% 0% £9250 £16250 91 Ealing On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BA (Hons) Teesside University - 12% 0% £9250 £15000 126 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (VFX) for Film and Television BA (Hons) Arts University Bournemouth 71% 5% 5% £9250 £17950 151 Poole On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts 46% 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) (including Year 0) BA (Hons) Norwich University of the Arts 49% 7% 5% £9250 £18000 119 Norwich On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 10% 20% £9250 £15000 88 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Visual Effects with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of West London 68% 0% 15% £9250 £16250 91 Ealing On campus Full-time
Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) BA (Hons) Norwich University of the Arts 49% 7% 5% £9250 £18000 119 Norwich On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Integrated Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts 46% 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University 55% 0% 18% £9250 £16085 134 Birmingham On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects with Digital Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 6% 3% £9250 £13020 £14000 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Animation BSc (Hons) University of Bolton 61% 5% 5% £9250 £40650 153 Bolton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BSc (Hons) De Montfort University 68% 10% 20% £9250 £15750 £16250 127 Leicester On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics with Placement BSc (Hons) Brunel University 66% 1% 5% £9250 £21470 £23615 124 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 6% 3% £9250 £15000 £16125 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BSc (Hons) Brunel University 66% 1% 10% £9250 £21470 £23615 127 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
3D Animation & Visual Effects BA (Hons) University of Chichester 90% 15% 0% £9250 £15840 113 Chichester On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BA (Hons) University of South Wales 79% 25% 0% £9000 £12600 153 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts 46% 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Teesside University - 12% 0% £9250 £15000 126 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Visual Effects Animation BA/BSc (Hons) SAE Institute 17% 7% 0% £7500 £9000 £11500 £13000 117 London On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University 85% 0% 10% £9250 £16750 131 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 59% 15% 4% £9250 - 121 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Animation and Visual Effects BA (Hons) University of Lincoln 94% 0% 10% £9250 - 123 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Animation and Visual Effects with Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Lincoln 72% 6% 8% £9250 - 132 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Foundation Year option) BA (Hons) Bournemouth University 53% 5% 16% £9250 - 133 Poole On campus Full-time
The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters) MArt Pearson College London 58% 15% 10% £9250 - 128 London On campus Full-time
The Art of Visual Effects BA (Hons) Pearson College London 54% 10% 5% £9250 - 140 London On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 74% 10% 50% £9250 - 100 Luton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) Futureworks 100% 5% 10% £9250 - 125 Salford On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production: Film HND West Herts College 85% 10% 10% £6000 £6000 - Watford On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production HND Hertford Regional College - 0% 15% £6165 - 99 Broxbourne On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 61% 10% 50% - - 100 Luton On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University 82% 5% 10% - - 143 Manchester On campus Full-time
Creative Media (Visual Effects) HND Weymouth College - - 20% £5750 £5750 - Weymouth On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production HND East Sussex College - 0% 25% £5950 £9000 - Eastbourne On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production FdA Weymouth College - - 20% £6750 £6750 - Weymouth On campus Full-time
Post Production & Visual Effects BA (Hons) Falmouth University - 8% 11% - - 137 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Post Production & Visual Effects with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons) Falmouth University - 8% 11% - - 137 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Visual Effects Production Technology FdSc Nottingham Trent University 80% 20% 20% - - 79 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University 82% 5% 5% - - 139 Manchester On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production: Game Development HND West Herts College 85% 10% 10% £6000 - - Watford On campus Full-time
Model Making & Visual FX BA (Hons) The Northern School of Art 93% 5% 5% £9250 - - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production FdA City College Plymouth 83% - 5% £7450 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Post-production (Film) FdA University of Suffolk - - 0% £8220 £13992 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production HND University of Portsmouth - - - £6165 £18800 91 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Live Visual Design & Production BA (Hons) Backstage Academy - - - £9000 - 130 Pontefract On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Integrated International Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Visual Effects with with Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University - - - £9250 £13200 - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Film and Visual Effects Technology (with a placement year) BSc (Hons) University of Bradford - - - £9250 £22180 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Film and Television Production with Editing MA The University of York - - - £11770 £12480 £27200 £29400 - York On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects MSc Bournemouth University - - - £9500 £17500 - Poole On campus Full-time
Film and Television HND New College Swindon - - 0% £7250 - - Swindon On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Game Development) HNC The London College UCK - - 10% £6165 - - Hounslow On campus Full-time
Digital Effects MA Bournemouth University - - - £9500 £17500 - Poole On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Game Development) HNC Grimsby Institute - - - £5900 £7400 - Grimsby On campus Full-time
Digital Design and Media – Visual Effects for Film and Games FdA Yeovil College - - 15% £7986 - - Yeovil On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (VFX) HND Wiltshire College and University Centre - - 25% £6000 - - Chippenham On campus Full-time
Film and Visual Effects Technology BSc (Hons) University of Bradford - - - £9250 £22180 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth - - - £9250 £18800 - Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production HND Wirral Met College - - 35% £6540 - - Birkenhead On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production: Film and Moving Image HND Gloucestershire College - - 10% £7400 - - Gloucester On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Post Production (Film) (progression route) BA (Hons) University of Suffolk - - - £9250 £14598 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production: Film and Television HND West Herts College - - - £6165 - - Watford On campus Full-time
Visual Effects in Live Events MA (PG) Backstage Academy - - - £10500 - - Pontefract On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Film) - HND HND South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics) HND Doncaster College and University Centre - - - £7770 £7940 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Game Development) - HNC HNC South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Game Development) - HND HND South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Television) - HNC HNC South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production: Film and Moving Image HNC Gloucestershire College - - - £7400 - - Gloucester On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Film) - South Tyneside College HNC South Tyneside College - - - £6165 - - South Shields On campus Full-time
3D Animation Visual Effects BA (Hons) University of Hertfordshire - - - £9250 - - Hatfield On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Film) - HNC HNC South Thames College - - - £5100 - - London On campus Full-time
Visual Effects in Live Events MA (PG) Backstage Academy - - - £5250 - - Pontefract On campus Part-time
Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) HND Doncaster College and University Centre - - - £7770 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production - Film and TV HND Hopwood Hall College - - - £6000 - - Rochdale On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) HND Bedford College - - - £6000 - - Bedford On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production - Film Production HNC Hopwood Hall College - - - £6000 - - Rochdale On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Film and Television) HND Wakefield College - - - £6750 - - Wakefield On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production - Games Art and Development HND Hopwood Hall College - - - £6000 - - Rochdale On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Game Development) HND Doncaster College and University Centre - - - £7770 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Film and Creative Media Production (Top Up) BA (Hons) City College Plymouth - - - £8450 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production HNC Bury College - - - £7500 - - Bury On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Sound Media) HND Doncaster College and University Centre - - - £7770 £7940 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production - Games Art and Development HNC Hopwood Hall College - - - £6000 - - Rochdale On campus Full-time
Creative Media Production (Film) - South Tyneside College HND South Tyneside College - - - £6165 - - South Shields On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics FdA Gower College Swansea - - - £7500 - - Swansea On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
69 /100
19727 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for 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 £20933 £18108 £21051
25-75 percentile range £18375 - £24906 £13095 - £22569 £15928 - £26889

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21916 £18253 £21737
25-75 percentile range £18942 - £25263 £13542 - £22599 £16642 - £27174

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.

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

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

20% Skilled trades occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Visual and Audio Effects

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Visual and Audio Effects, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Visual and Audio Effects is the study of/training in the production of special visual and/or audio effects in the production of moving image sequences.

The median salary of graduates of Visual and Audio Effects was £20933 15 months after graduation, £18108 3 years after graduation and £21051 5 years after graduation.

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