Professional Practice in Visual Effects BA Honours

Middlesex University
In London (England)

£ 9,000 - (Rs 7,75,467)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:

This innovative programme meets the needs of 'establishing' or new practitioners operating in the visual effects (VFX) sector who are either working independently or within companies. They may hold a relevant level 5 qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have a minimum of three years' experience working in the VFX sector and wish to progress to gain a bachelors degree that recognises the professional learning achieved in VFX practice.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

This degree will:

Provide an opportunity for new or 'establishing' Visual Effects practitioners to gain a bachelors degree with honours in a part time capacity at an accelerated rate

Centre around real life projects undertaken in the workplace, enabling employers and individual practitioners to negotiate the specific focus of professional learning

Focus on the development, establishment and enhancement of professional practice

Facilitate the accreditation of (in house or externally provided) professional training previously or concurrently undertaken so that this learning can count towards the degree

Provide added value to employers in the form of enhanced outcomes for the work projects undertaken by their employees during and post programme.

Requirements: Current employment in the VFX industry as well as evidence of the likelihood of continuing employment while undertaking the programme At least three years' experience of working in the visual effects industry and/or a relevant Level 5 qualification such as a foundation degree or HND in a relevant area


Where and when

Starts Location
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Professional development
Pre Production
Professional Practice

Course programme

The programme is designed to enable VFX practitioners to develop a claim for recognition of their prior learning and thus to gain academic credit that can count towards the bachelors degree up to 240 credits at Level 4 and 5. Where claims for academic credit fall short of the maximum 240 credits, students will be required to undertake additional Negotiated WBL Project modules to make up the credit deficit. The work produced for these modules can focus on any area of VFX practice that students wish to develop including specialist areas. The programme will be completed with the development and realisation of a work based project.

The main programme modules are:
Negotiated WBL Project (Professional Development Portfolio) – 15 credits at Level 6
Review of Learning – 15 credits at Level 6
Negotiated WBL Project (Visual Effects Professional Networks) – 20 credits at Level 6
Negotiated WBL Project (Pre Production Proposal) – 20 credits at Level 6
Negotiated WBL Project WBS 3730 (Professional Visual Effects Project) – 30 credits at Level 6.

Additional information

£11,200 over 2 years