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Animation and Visual Effects (Honours), B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

In the Animation and Visual Effects (Honours) programme of the Open University of Hong Kong, students will learn and apply the arts and crafts of animation, motion graphics and digital visual effects with a view to preparing themselves for advanced work in animation and other related fields. Facilities include a drawing studio, two new animation computer laboratories and one animation studio. Students in this programme will also share access to other facilities, such as the film editing lab and sound studios.

Aims and Objectives

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and skills professionally showing a thorough understanding of the works of animation and digital visual effects;
  • Critically analyze and evaluate the global development of animation and digital visual effects;
  • Create, design and produce original works of animation and digital visual effects with creative imagination, and professional quality;
  • Master the techniques and skills for artistic creation in animation and digital visual effects to a level of sophistication.

Career Prospects

The graduates of this programme will have a broad range of employment opportunities in many creative arts fields, such as film, TV, post-production houses, publishing, advertising, art education, game and web design.

Further Studies

Opportunities for postgraduate studies in animation arts and related fields are available in Hong Kong and abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Animation and Visual Effects 
  • Studio Art I: Drawing and Life Drawing
  • Studio Art II: Painting
  • Animation Principles Workshop
  • Film Art
  • Alternative Animation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) qualifications are required to obtain Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language, as well as Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and an elective subject (or equivalent).
  • Applicants with local academic qualifications other than HKDSE are required to:
  • Complete Year 1 study of a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programme; or
  • Obtain Grade E or above in AS Chinese Language & Culture4 and Use of English, and 2 AL / 1 AL plus 2 AS / 4 AS subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (or equivalent).
  • Applicants with non-local academic qualifications are required to obtain:
  • Grade E or above in 2 AL / 1AL plus 2 AS subjects5 in the General Certificate of Education AL / International AL; or
  • An overall minimum score of 24 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma; or  
  • Other equivalent overseas academic qualifications (as determined by the University).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15385 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11834 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National: 91,720 HKD per year
  • International: 119,236 HKD per year

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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