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BDes (Hons) Special Effects for Film and Television
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BDes (Hons) Special Effects Modelmaking for Film and Television
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BDes (Hons) Special Make-up Effects for Film and TV
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Visual Effects and Animation
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BDes (Hons) Special Effects Modelmaking for Film and Television with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BDes (Hons) Special Make-up Effects for Film and TV with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA Film FX Creative Practice
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries: Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

Welcome to Film FX

How great would it be to turn your special and visual effects passion into a career? Based in the Centre for Film FX, the special and visual effects courses at the University of Bolton are designed to ensure that you are provided with all the skills and knowledge to graduate as a proficient special or visual effects professional.


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Welcome to “Unlocked”

Our virtual show designed to promote and celebrate the creative work that has been produced by students from across the School of the Arts throughout this memorable academic year. Within the confines of lockdown, students have been exceptionally busy and have used their talents and determination to overcome the restrictions of recent months. “Unlocked” captures the huge energy and commitment of our students to creatively reach beyond the barriers behind which they have been living to achieve their goals.

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News

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Spotlight on Special Effects Creator, Stan Winston

06 May 21

From killer aliens and super heroes to dinosaurs soaring through the sky, the late Stan Winston has left us with some of the most iconic moments in film. If you aspire to be one of the best special e...

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The Most In-demand Jobs in Film FX (And How to Get Them)

09 Apr 21

Do you want to turn your creative degree into a film FX specialism? Postgraduate training can help you develop your skills in this unique field. Film special effects is one of the most exciting and p...

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Q&A with Special Effects for Film and TV graduate, Rebecca Albrecht

29 Mar 21

Rebecca Albrecht, 25, graduated from the Special Effects (SFX) for Film and TV degree in 2019. She is currently working for Inovus Medical® , where she is a product designer creating simulation body parts for surgical procedures....

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Visual Effects and Animation graduate joins University as a lecturer

29 Mar 21

Dale Alexander, who graduated from the Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation degree with a first-class honours, is set to join the University as a lecturer on the course.Since finishing the degree in 2016, Dale has gone on to work fo...

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SFX graduate secures job on Doctor Who

22 Mar 21

Special Effects (SFX) for Film and TV student Jodie Tinsley, 21, graduated in 2020 and had secured a dream job on Doctor Who before the end of her degree.Thanks to networking opportunities as part of the course, Jodie met a contac...

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Academics from Visual Effects and Animation work on top Netflix movie

22 Mar 21

Lecturers from the Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation degree at the University of Bolton are enjoying having a top ten movie on Netflix.Outside the Wire is an American sci-fi that tells the story of an android officer and drone pi...

Testimonials

Adam Jackson - Compositor at BlueBolt

Visual Effects & Animation | 2017

"The University of Bolton produces an exceptional standard of graduate, because the course structure and content is so finely in tune with current industry practices, and gives them an amazing work ethic that is vital for a VFX studio environment."

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Rebecca Albrecht

Special FX for Film & TV | 2017

"The University of Bolton’s Special Effects course is fantastic way to explore new creative skills to an industry standard. I have especially enjoyed being able to pick my own projects and really tailor the brief to my needs; allowing me to explore everything from 3D modelling, sculpting and 3D printing to creating snap moulds for makeup prosthetics. It’s also great to have access to a variety of staff with industry knowledge on hand, to really help make your projects next level and ready for your graduating portfolio."

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