The programme is designed for visual effects (VFX) professionals with significant experience in their field who want to gain a master's degree that focuses on their current work within the
sector. You will be able claim recognition for your prior learning and thus gain academic credit that can count towards the degree and enable completion of it at an accelerated rate.
You will be required to expand on your existing skillset within and to undertake a large work-based project.
Why study MA Professional Practice in Visual Effects at Middlesex?
We have developed an innovative approach that includes the development of
leadership and management within the VFX sector, delivered
as a part-time programme of study for working professionals.
Enables established VFX practitioners to gain a master's degree in between one and two years
Centres on real-life projects undertaken in the workplace, allowing employers and individual practitioners to negotiate the specific focus of professional learning
Focuses on the development and enhancement of advanced professional practice both of the individuals undertaking the programmes and in the sector more widely to promote collaborative working
Facilitates the accreditation of (in-house or externally provided) advanced professional training previously or concurrently undertaken so that this learning can count towards the degree
Provides added value to employers in the form of enhanced and innovative outcomes for the work projects being undertaken by their employees both during and after the programme.
How is the MA Professional Practice in Visual Effects degree taught?
The learning, teaching and
assessment strategies employed constitute a 'blended learning'
approach with tutor-led individual and group workshops, masterclasses, presentations,
discussions and action learning groups delivered through face-to-face
interactions and/or distance learning technologies, including the University's own virtual learning environment.
What are the entry requirements for the MA Professional Practice in Visual Effects degree?
Current employment in the visual effects industry at a senior level as well as evidence of the likelihood of continuing employment while undertaking the programme
At least five years' experience working in the visual effects industry and/or a relevant Level 6 qualification such as a bachelor's degree with honours in a relevant area.
English language requirements
Competence in English language, normally Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirement for international students is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all four components).