Reasons to study Animation (VFX) at De Montfort University:
- Join one of the top 10 most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, as rated by UCAS
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- DMU has 95% graduate employability
95% of our graduates in work or further study within six months* working for companies such as Endemol, Ideal World TV, Lime Pictures, and the BBC
- Incredible graduate success
our graduates work as VFX producers, VFX TDs, lead technical runners, colourists, compositors, modellers and effects designers working on TV series, commercials and films
- Careers in Blockbuster films
our graduates have worked on major films including Ex Machina, Star Trek Beyond, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pete’s Dragon, Inferno, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Interstellar, Thor: The Dark World and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2
- Real work experience
opportunities to gain industry experience and understand professional practice by undertaking placements, networking, studio visits and live project briefs
- Academic expertise
practical sessions are conducted by an Auto-desk certified Maya professional, and you will benefit from regular industry guest lectures
- Industry-standard facilities
including animation, recording and sound studios, a dedicated suite of Cintiq graphics tablets, editing suites and green/blue screen studios
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.
You will be exploring this exciting area in depth utilising tools and techniques relevant to the industry at a Certified Nuke Training Centre. Sessions are taught by a Certified Maya Professional and Certified Nuke Trainer. Both Maya and Nuke are industry standard tools utilised by many of the major production and post-production houses around the world to deliver stunning effects and award-winning results.
Employability and core skills are embedded within the curriculum, including Compositing, Rotoscoping, 3D Creature and Prop development, 2.5d Digital Matte Painting, Matchmoving, tracking, visual effects design, analysis and process. You will undertake activities linked to the area through industry briefs, studio visits and workshops in video/footage acquisition, green-screen, location shooting and survey, Set Extension methodologies, perspective drawing and concept visualisation.
The course content has been designed with input from the Visual Effects (VFX) industry and delivers the core visual effects skillset and project experience that prepares you for entry-level careers in visual effects as a junior artist, matchmover, rotoscope artist, modeller and VFX runners.
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