Taught course

Visual Effects

University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · University of the Arts London - London College of Communication

Entry requirements

An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree in either animation, illustration, visual communication, graphic design or closely related subject, and present a portfolio of moving-image work. However, we do not exclude candidates who have graduated from other less strongly aligned disciplines.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Visual Effects (VFX) at London College of Communication is a practice-led course that will develop your technical computing skills, animation, lighting and editing capabilities. The course culminates in a collaborative project that will prepare you for integrated roles within the VFX industry.

It offers specialist visual and computing training to blend computer-generated imagery (CGI) seamlessly into live action.

You’ll learn from tutors with industry experience, who'll deliver specialist software training recommended by industry. You will gain skills that will prepare you for roles including effects animators, compositors, matte painters, modellers, lighters, look-development artists, match move artists and technical directors.

The course will appeal to students from backgrounds as varied as photography, fine art, motion graphics, 2D animation, product design, interior design and film.

You’ll work alongside film, television production and 3D animation courses within the Screen School at LCC, and will gain production experience collaborating on student films.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

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