University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This LCF course is for students who want to work as designers and makers of 3D effects for performance, including theatre, film, music and television, as well as areas such as circus and carnival. You will learn the specialised design and craft skills required for the realisation of original technical effects, and explore the cultural and historical context of the subject and the interpretation of text to enhance your practical work. Performance involves a number of creative and specialised designers and makers, who work together with the director and performers. On this course you will work with students from the related disciplines of costume and hair, make'up and prosthetics, and have the opportunity to do a short work placement in the industry and to complete several industry'facing projects within the course. You will be based in Lime Grove in Shepherd's Bush, just west of Holland Park and Notting Hill.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to study in higher education; introduction to 3 dimensional and technical effects; introduction to cultural and historical studies; modified human forms; consolidation and collaboration. Year 2: Cultural and historical studies; design and development; industry links; research methods for performance; film unit. Year 3: Concept development; cultural and historical studies dissertation; final major project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £17,230  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Interview
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Portfolio