University of West London

Course Introduction

Visual effects (VFX) are the processes whereby sequences for movies, commercials, television, games and other new media are created through digital techniques ' live action is enhanced, augmented or replaced altogether. The use of VFX can save money and avoid dangerous or difficult live action filming but most of all it enables the impossible to happen. With VFX, imagination is the only limit. Think about mass battles in fantasy realms, exploding planets, interstellar travel, realistic yet mythical creatures, epic disasters, crowd scenes, historical and futuristic settings, car chases and extreme weather conditions. These, and much more, are the products of VFX.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,350  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,550  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £5,650  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma