Course Description

Visual Effects and 3D Technology

When BCFE animation graduate Richie Baneham won an Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards it was for Best Visual Effects on the film Avatar. Visual Effects (VFX) involves combining live action and digitally created images together to create everything from placing real actors on a digital set 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 compositing digital backgrounds and characters into footage to create a final scene. VFX and CGI / 3D are growing sectors in Ireland. On successful completion of the course graduates may seek employment and a career in 3D / CGI / VFX either locally or internationally.

CollegeBallyfermot College of Further Education
Course LocationBallyfermot, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 10
Course CategoryIT
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationHigher Diploma
Course Duration2 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsLeaving Certificate / LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI Level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+). Typical QQI Level 5 award feeder courses include: DMP Interactive Digital Media Production DLO Computer Games & Interactive Entertainment Development CDS Animation Drawing Studies ITC Television & Digital Film IFC Cinematography
Carear PathIt is envisaged that graduates of this programme will move from the course directly into employment and a career in 3D / CGI / VFX either locally or internationally. Graduates may also apply for our BA Honours Degree in Visual Media in BCFE. The BA Honours Degree in Visual Media is certified by the University of Dundee, Scotland.
Phone1 6269421
Course CodeIFX
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Ballyfermot Road
Ballyfermot, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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