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Visual EffectsLondon College of Communication
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Location: London College of Communication
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/10/01
Duration: 15 months
Intl fees: £22920
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MA Visual Effects (VFX) at London College of Communication is taught as a specialist subject within the broad and experimental visual practice of animated visual communication. The course explores the theoretical and historical contexts that inform how audiences perceive reality and photorealism. You'll be introduced to a range of technical and conceptual approaches to VFX animation. You'll also explore technologies and processes by producing short-form animation across the VFX spectrum, to set briefs. Real world studio lighting and camera workshops will provide a tangible foundation for the principles of virtual digital 3D VFX. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL). What can you expect?As students on the course, you'll be encouraged to see yourself as a specialist in your field that can push the boundaries of what's possible within the world of VFX animation. You'll develop high-end specialist skills underpinned by a breadth of technical knowledge. Throughout the course, you will create unique media and immersive experiences, whilst developing your own distinct style. London is the home of world-leading practitioners in VFX; you will benefit from lectures and masterclasses from visiting directors, producers and cinematographers and have access to LCC's TV studios. You'll learn the principles of lighting and shot framing and how it works in practice as well as translating the properties of light, texture and lensing within the digital realm. This course also supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level, as well as to advanced self-directed practice. About London College of CommunicationLondon College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.
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An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree in either animation, illustration, visual communication, graphic design or closely related subject, and present a portfolio of moving-image work. However, we do not exclude candidates who have graduated from other less strongly aligned disciplines.
IELTS: 6.5 (at least 5.5 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of the Arts, London, Art and design. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
Students travel from over one hundred different countries to study at the colleges within the university due to the internationally recognised courses on offer. For those to whom English isnâ€™t a first language, there is free English language support and courses on offer for the duration of their study through the Language Centre. There is also help on hand for matters such as immigration and visas and the university has an airport pick up service in place so that there is someone on hand from the very beginning of their student life. There is also a student advice service for day-to-day matters such as finances and getting work while studying. All students are automatically a member of the Students Union who are on hand to help with extracurricular activities as well as support and advice across a range of subjects. The union organise the various clubs and societies on offer to occupy time between studies including arts groups, sports clubs and also helping others through volunteering and charity groups. So whatever a studentâ€™s interest there is something for them and if not, they can look to begin their own club as well. The union also operates the Students Union Advice Service offering free and impartial advice on various topics, all of which is completely confidential. The union also operates a shop supplying students with a range of useful items as well as branded products to help raise money for the charity.