B.Sc. On Campus

Film and Visual Effects Technology (Hons)

University of Bradford

36 months
21124 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Film and Visual Effects Technology (Hons) at the University of Bradford is a brand new, cutting edge programme designed as a response to industry demand for graduates who are creative and artistic, as well as technically able.


Utilising state-of-the-art and industry standard technologies, software and processes, the Film and Visual Effects Technology (Hons) at the University of Bradford will help you gain a professional grounding in:

  • Still and moving image capture/manipulation
  • Cinematography
  • Modelling and animation
  • Computational simulation
  • Digital compositing
  • CGI lighting
  • Look development and advanced rendering

These skills are underpinned by conceptual/theoretical understanding, ensuring you emerge as a competent, well-rounded and employable professional. You will be guided every step of the way by our industry-experienced team of academics.

Career prospects

Visual Effects are central to almost all blockbuster films and television series - from the dragons of Game of Thrones to the gravitational lensing of the black hole in Interstellar. It is one of the fastest growing industry sectors, both in the UK and abroad.

Over the last five years our post-graduate employment and study rates have been significantly better than the national average for visual effects courses in the UK.

Bradford graduates are currently working at amazing companies such as:

  • BBC
  • Pixar
  • Sky
  • MTV
  • Channel Four
  • ITV
  • Disney
  • Double negative
  • Pixamondo

…and many more, and have worked on such ground-breaking cinematic feats as;

  • Avatar
  • Inception
  • Hugo
  • Gravity
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • Every film in the Harry Potter series

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Script Programming and Technical Animation 
  • Soundscapes 
  • Digital Preparation, Rotoscoping and Matte Painting 
  • Look Development, Lighting and Advanced Rendering 
  • Digital Compositing and Post Production 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.
    • We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It's not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.
    • A levels - There are no specific subject requirements.
    • BTEC Extended Diploma - DMM - there are no specific subject requirements.
    • Applicants on Access Programmes - Meet UCAS tariff of 112. There are no specific subject requirements.
    • International Baccalaureate requirements - 112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
    • Plus minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21124 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21124 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Bradford

713 - 1353 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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