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Masters degrees in Visual & Audio Effects equip postgraduates with the skills to record, produce and creatively modify a range of audio and visual stimuli.
Courses range from taught MA and MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Music or Graphic Design.
Depending on your specialism, you may engage with a range of different audio-visual production techniques, across different disciplines and industries. From sound design and visual effects (VFX), to film, and motion graphics, your studies may be either niche or interdisciplinary in focus.
For example, you may wish to learn about general techniques for producing traditional and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) for 2D and 3D animation. Or, you might focus specifically on character and asset development for games, from scripting and narrative, to pre- and post-production skills and techniques.
Through critical analysis you will explore historical and cultural contexts of audio-visual production, experimenting with concepts, issues and materials through set projects.
Careers in this field may include roles in game production, start-up mobile technologies and applications, cinema, TV or radio.
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