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Visual Effects and 3D Technology - HND

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code IFX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Visual Effects (VFX) involves combining live action and digitally created images together to create everything from placing real actors on a surreal set interacting with Avatars on Pandora through to adding fire into a fireplace scene in a TV commercial. This course will use industry standard software and hardware to take students through everything from learning how to light and shoot the live action elements to creating and combining digital backgrounds and characters into footage to create a final scene. The VFX industry is a growing sector within post-production companies in Ireland. On successful completion of the course students may seek employment and a career in 3D/CGI/VFX either locally or internationally.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
Professional Practice in Art and Design
3D Computer Modelling and Animation
Digital Video Post-Production and Editing
Digital Image Creation and Development
Location Photography
Film Studies
Camera and Lighting Techniques for Moving Image Production

Year 2
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Visual Communication in Art and Design
Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
Project Design
Implementation and Evaluation
Work-based Experience
Computer Programming Principles
2D, 3D and Time-based Digital Applications
Animation Techniques
CGI Rendering and Lighting
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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