Taught course

Visual Effects Production

University of Bradford · School of Media, Design and Technology

Entry requirements

An Honours degree containing a significant component in the field of visual effects or related discipline; OR Equivalent industrial experience in the field of visual effects or a related area Applicants will be expected to submit a portfolio of work to be assessed and attend an interview that will be carried out by members of the teaching team.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the use of
computer-based imagery in the generation of film, television,
interactive entertainment and computer games. Hardly any piece
of visual media is produced today that has not at some time
been manipulated by a computer. The need for well-qualified
professionals to take a lead in developing and exploiting existing
and new computer graphics technologies will continue to grow
with this widespread use.
This programme of study is delivered by Escape Studios in
collaboration with the Department of Creative Technology in the
School of Computing, Informatics and Media. Escape Studios are
certified trainers for Autodesk software and have been delivering
training to the industry for eight years with great success and as
such have considerable links with the visual effects industry. The
School of Computing, Informatics and Media has been involved
in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in this field for
some time, backed up by an international research programme in
imaging, multimedia, computer animation, virtual reality, distributed
virtual environments, visualisation, digital video, human-computer
interaction, telecommunications, and artificial intelligence. This
collaboration therefore provides a unique environment combining
Escape Studios' industrial contacts and the School's academic
The scope of this field is increasing rapidly in terms of both
technology and applications, and it is increasingly difficult to
develop these areas to an advanced level within the constraints
of existing undergraduate courses. This postgraduate
programme has been developed to complement the other
Master's courses in the School by providing a course that
focuses on visual effects, extending the knowledge and skills of
graduates from the School's undergraduate programmes and
those from similar degrees from other institutions.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions
+44 (0) 1274 234 286
+44 (0) 1274 233 727