Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) HNC
Westminster Kingsway College
Key Course Facts
Learning VFX skills is a good investment in the future. The UK has a mature and growing visual effects industry – estimated by Creative Skillset to be the biggest in Europe and possibly the second-biggest in the world. As well as the film, TV and games industries, the digital skills you will develop on the course are in strong demand in many creative jobs and in fields as diverse as interior design, medical imaging, fashion and the automotive industry. VFX is a busy industry with plenty of opportunities.
As well as developing a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Creative Media Production, you will study specialist subjects like Visual Effects Practices, 3D Modelling and Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Cultures. You will develop critically important skills in team-working, and using language that enables clear communication of concepts and day-to-day processes across the VFX spectrum. The course aims to provide you with the core skills and behaviours that are universally useful across all VFX departments, companies and specialisms.
This course emphasises practical studio production skills and developing a creative and professional approach to media production, with an emphasis on visual effects.
Working with a range of diverse and converging technologies and methodologies, successful candidates will develop innovative responses to create contemporary media solutions. Studio practice is always supported by putting the work into a historical, theoretical and cultural context.
This course has been developed with input from leading practitioners and you will have the opportunity to work on projects alongside employers who use our Soho facilities such as ADOBE, Sony, Shaftsbury PLC, The Design Museum, The BBC, Channel 4, Creative Cultural Skills, Creative Skillset.
Possible progression opportunities in the Creative Industries include entry-level positions such as junior animator, runner, junior compositor/VFX artist. Alternatively, completing students may wish to progress to the first or possibly second year of a relevant degree (where appropriate) or to complete an HND.
This course is taught full time (3 days per week).
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Creative Media Production (Visual Effects), HNC you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
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Tuition Fees Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) HNC
|England UK||£6000||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6000||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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Where is this programme taught
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