Creative Technologies, Special Effects & Visual Effects

Special and Visual Effects are at the heart of all major motion picture and television work. Here at the University of Bolton we use our dedicated facilities and links to industry (including award winning employers) to provide courses that can lead to careers in Special Effects (in camera work) and Visual Effects (CG and Post Production).

Professional Practitioners

The University’s SFX degree course is the only in the UK offering this blend of subjects, aimed at enabling students to become professional practitioners within the fields of film, television and theatre.

Industry Links

You’ll benefit from good industry links in all areas of the course and learn from leading special effects gurus, such as Visiting Professor Neill Gorton, plus visit the industry’s leading VFX companies.

Graduates with Jobs

Graduates work or have worked for companies such as WETA, Double Negative, Millenium FX, Real SFX, and many more on both film and television-based work.

Industry Lead Modules

Industry practitioners deliver specific skills-based modules in Year 2.

Leading VFX Companies

You’ll benefit from good industry links in all areas of the course and learn from leading special effects gurus, such as Visiting Professor Neill Gorton, plus visit the industry’s leading VFX companies.

European Visits

We aim to go on European study tours.

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Animatronics at the University of Bolton

Students testing an animatronic head with green screen.

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Courses in Creative Technologies

CourseMode of Study2017/18
UCAS points
Special Effects for Film & Television BDes (Hons) Full-time / Part-time 104
Special Effects Costume for Film and TV BDes (Hons) Full-time 104
Special Effects Costume for Film and TV FdA Full-time 64
Special Effects Costume for Film and TV with Foundation BDes (Hons) Full-time 48
Special Effects Modelmaking for Film & TV BDes (Hons) Full-time 104
Special Effects Modelmaking for Film & TV FdA Full-time 64
Special Effects Modelmaking for Film & TV with Foundation BDes (Hons) Full-time 48
Special Make-up Effects for Film & Television BDes (Hons) Full-time 104
Special Make-up Effects for Film & Television FdA Full-time 64
Special Make-up Effects for Film & Television with Foundation BDes (Hons)  Full-time 48
Visual Effects for Film & Television BSc (Hons) Full-time / Part-time 104
Special and Visual Effects for Film & Television HND Full-time / Part-time 64