MA Visual Effects (VFX) at London College of Communication is a practice-led course that will develop your technical computing skills, animation, lighting and editing capabilities. The course culminates in a collaborative project that will prepare you for integrated roles within the VFX industry.
About this course:
MA Visual Effects (VFX) offers specialist visual and computing training to blend computer-generated imagery (CGI) seamlessly into live action. You'll learn from tutors with industry experience, who'll deliver specialist software training recommended by industry. You will gain skills that will prepare you for roles including effects animators, compositors, matte painters, modellers, lighters, look-development artists, match move artists and technical directors. The course will appeal to students from backgrounds as varied as photography, fine art, motion graphics, 2D animation, product design, interior design and film. You'll work alongside film, television production and 3D animation courses within the Screen School at LCC, and will gain production experience collaborating on student films.
Who should take this course
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.
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.
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About Course Provider
University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six renowned Colleges, each with its own world-class reputation: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
UAL is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Offering an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is the main talent pipeline to the UK’s creative industries.
Home to a diverse community of over 18,000 students from 129 countries, UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global business to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
Building on UAL’s association with some of the most original thinkers in the arts, students and staff are inspired to challenge convention, generate new ideas and nurture talent. Home to award-winning staff and students for more than a century, UAL’s Colleges are at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in their specialist subjects. This close-knit College structure offers opportunities for learning and enquiry for people at all stages of their creative development.
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