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Special Effects courses are highly practical and explore a huge range of specialist skills and techniques for creating both physical and digital effects to add so much more sensory stimulation to what is seen on screen.
At the University of Bolton, our BDes (Hons) Special Effects for Film and Television degree can help you create scenes and characters that drive the most inspiring and jaw-dropping stories to life with stunning effects that capture the heart as well as the imagination.
A special effects course equips you with all the skills and knowledge that you need to transform a recording into a spectacle! Throughout your course you will learn a range of valuable skills including design creativity, physical model-making skills, special prosthetic make-up effects, and cutting-edge 2D and 3D computer modelling. You will also develop a broader understanding of production design: including concepting, cinematography and composition. This allows you to have a greater understanding and appreciation of the roles, skills and expectations of other professionals working in the industry.
A special effects degree opens you up to a diverse spectrum of opportunities, from an engineering approach of a product modeler to the imaginative and inventive solutions of a creature or character designer. After completing your degree, you will be well equipped for careers in the areas of film, commercials and television special effects production. There is also a rapid growth in many creative and entertainment industries in the UK that could require the skills and experience of a special effects artist, such as: animation, makeup, prosthetics and robotics.
Here at the University of Bolton we are confident that you are receiving only the best education, working with amazing industry professionals and using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. With our friendly, inclusive and supportive environment, you can be sure to thrive at the University of Bolton. Our location in Greater Manchester also allows you to experience #UniAsItShouldBe.