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Animation, Concept Art & Visual Effects

Animation and Visual Effects (Online)

This is an introduction to animation and visual effects if you have little or no previous experience. You explore 3D animation and visual effects process: animation, modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing.


Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00


Course overview

You learn through online video tutorials and live demonstrations. Online tutorials are available prior to the sessions.

This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.


Course details

What you study

- Introduction to Maya
- 3D modelling
- lights and shaders
- UVs and textures
- animation principles
- Nuke compositing
- consolidation and review.

How you are assessed

You submit a portfolio of videos to demonstrate your understanding of techniques covered in the classes.

The assessment is provided at the start of the course.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum software requirements
- Autodesk Maya (available free for students)
- Nuke (non-commercial available free)
- Adobe Photoshop or Gimp (open source)

Check the hardware requirements outlined on the Autodesk Maya website to ensure you can run the software.

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.



2023/24 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Monday 3 July, Mondays & Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
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