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Professional Practice in Visual Effects MA

Learn about the course below
Code
WBLW61A
Start
January 2017
October 2017
Duration
Up to 2 years
Attendance
Part-time, blended learning
Fees
£52.50 per taught credit (UK)
£68.00 per taught credit (INT)
Course leader
Paula Nottingham

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.

Course highlights

  • 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
  • The programme is for VFX professionals and is supported by Creative Skillset, which is the Sector Skills Council for the creative industries
  • 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.

What will you study on the MA Professional Practice in Visual Effects degree?

The main programme modules are:

  • Negotiated Work-based (Project Professional Development Portfolio) - 20 credits
  • Review of Learning - 10 credits
  • Negotiated Work-based Project (Innovative Visual Effects Practice) - 30 credits
  • Negotiated Work-based Project (Collaborative Visual Effects Practice) - 30 credits
  • Advanced Practitioner Inquiry - 30 credits
  • Negotiated Work-based Project (Advanced Visual Effects Project) - 60 credits

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

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.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can an MA Professional Practice in Visual Effects qualification support your career?

A work-based master's allows you to consolidate your professional knowledge and skills in order to enhance your VFX career.

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