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MA Visual Effects Production (3D Route)

Course Description

About the programme

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the use of computer-based imagery in the generation of film, television, interactive entertainment and computer games. Hardly any piece of visual media is produced today that has not at some time been manipulated by a computer. The need for well-qualified professionals to take a lead in developing and exploiting existing and new computer graphics technologies will continue to grow with this widespread use.

The scope of this field is increasing rapidly in terms of both technology and applications, and it is increasingly difficult to develop these areas to an advanced level within the constraints of existing undergraduate courses. Our MA Visual Effects (3D) was established to address the industry need for specialists who approach visual effects with out-of-the box creative solutions combined with maturity. Our programme emphasises the use of technology and experimentation as well as ensuring the development of project management skills. You will find that an advanced understanding of the research process will prepare you for the rigours of problem-solving in industry. Likewise, understanding the business models used by clients or their employers will also prove essential in professional practice.

Learn from the industry

We work alongside an impressive list of industry partners, so you’ll also get the practical professional experience you need, as well as a real understanding of the fundamental principles behind VFX and the different business models used by studios.

What you’ll learn

Our MA Visual Effects (3D Route) involves 6 key modules:
• 3D Foundation
• Visual Effects
• Advanced 3D for Visual Effects
• 3D VFX Tools and Technology
• Visual Effects Project
• Visual Effects Production Project

Software training will include some of the following software titles:
• Autodesk Maya
• Adobe Photoshop
• Autodesk Mudbox/ ZBrush
• 3DEqualizer
• Matchmover
• Renderman
• Houdini

Course Format

The MA Visual Effects Production (3D) is a 45 week course including 18 weeks of class-based study time, 12 weeks remotely directed study and a 15 week remotely directed final project.

Credits Level MA Visual Effects Production (3D route)
20 7 3D Foundation
20 7 Visual Effects
20 7 Visual Effects Tools and Techniques
20 7 Advanced 3D for Visual Effects
40 7 Visual Effects Project
60 7 Visual Effects Production Project

Week 1 – 18: Practical Classroom Tuition
Week 19 – 30: 3D Visual Effects Tools and Techniques
Week 31 – 45: Major Project
*Please note this course requires access to a 64 bit Operating system

What kind of roles will this programme prepare you for?

Here are just some of the roles you’ll be ready for:
• VFX Generalist
• Effects Technical Director (TD)
• Lighting Technical Director (TD)
• Matchmove Artist/Technical Director (TD)

Your Application: To apply for a postgraduate Masters programme at Pearson College London, you’ll need to complete and submit an online application form, which you can access via the website.

While there’s no formal application deadline for the majority of our programmes it’s best to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shortly after you apply, you’ll receive an email with details about your creative portfolio and interview.

Next Steps…
Come and see us for yourself! We have three PG Open Days for 2015:

Wednesday 4th March
Wednesday 13th march
Wednesday 8th July

Space is limited, so make sure you secure you place and register today!

For more information, visit our website
+44 (0) 203 131 4736

Visit the MA Visual Effects Production (3D Route) page on the Pearson College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Already hold an Undergraduate degree (or an equivalent) qualification.Have a good grasp of the English language (IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent is required)

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