BDes (Hons) Special Effects Modelmaking for Film and Television with foundation yearUniversity of Bolton
Tricking our minds into believing the unreal often relies on a hint of the real – genuine models and props provide anchors that help audiences suspend disbelief. Our Special Effects Modelmaking for Film and Television with foundation year course offers industry-experienced staff and fantastic facilities, ready for you to learn specialist model and prop-making skills and techniques.From alien spaceships to samurai swords, and body parts to ancient statues, special and visual effects uses physical artefacts to inject reality into computer-generated action, as well as provide a sense of place, time and atmosphere for actors and audiences. Our BSc (Hons) Special Effects Modelmaking for Film and Television with foundation year course is designed to train the talented artists and craftspeople this highly creative industry needs.The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of art and design practice. We’ll support you to develop skills in fine art and concepting, and working in 2D and 3D using different media and materials. It is designed to equip you for degree-level study.With this preparation, you’ll be ready to begin our intensely practical education in special effects modelmaking. We’ll encourage you to experiment with materials and tools, and practice contemporary and long-established modelmaking techniques. We’ll support you as you learn the principles of scale representation and how to create bigatures. We’ll lead you in an exploration of how models and props can combine with 3D computer graphics to create spectacular on-screen environments.