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BA ( Hons) Visual effects

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration 3 Years
  Tution Fees N/A
Overview

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • The knowledge and skills to support the study and development of conceptual artwork, digital assets for both film or games industries and visual effects (VFX) work as a creative and dynamic activity. 
  • To develop the organisational qualities, communication skills necessary for the effective exchange of ideas, information and teamwork; with particular emphasis on understanding production ‘pipelines’ associated with VFX industries.

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Level 1 of VFX will focus on getting the basics right. The students will be exposed to drawing and concept sketching techniques, creative thinking for visual design, understanding the importance of research and analysis in conceiving a concept. Technically they will be introduced to the VFX workflow via Digital Art and Illustration, 3D Modelling and Compositing Techniques. Team Work, Project Management and Presentation is an integral part of the learning process.

COMMON MODULES

  • Creative Project
  • Illustration for Concept Art
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • 3D Pipeline

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Advance 3D Pipeline
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Compositing
  • Motion Graphics

DEGREE LEVEL 2

In Level 2, the modules strengthen the core skills of the students. Moving on from Year 1 the students are trained to emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills. They are exposed to advanced 3D Modelling and Compositing skills on software’s that are currently used by the VFX Industry. The students have the choice of selecting their elective module to strengthen their skills in their field of choice.

COMMON MODULES

  • From Script to Screen
  • Digital Film Production
  • Effects & Simulation
  • Rigging for Animation
  • Visual Culture

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Character Concept Design
  • Advanced Digital Compositing
  • Set Design
  • Digital Sculpting
  • CGI Production

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake a short Internship/ Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

In Level 3 the students will be implementing their prior knowledge and skills to create professional portfolio projects as part of the final year projects. From Proposal Pitch, Pre Production, Production and Post Production the students go through the entire process to create their FYP with constant guidance from experts and industry professionals. The students are given the opportunity to exhibit their showreel in an year end show that will involve industry partners and potential employers which provides them the avenue for immediate employment .

COMMON MODULES

  • Sound Design
  • Animation Techniques for Games
  • Research Project Report
  • Exhibition Design

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Team VFX Project: Proposal
  • Team VFX Project: Production
  • VFX Project: Proposal
  • VFX Project: Production

 

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM • A Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects.
A-LEVEL • 2 Passes in A-Level.
UEC • 5 Grade B’s in UEC.
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION • A Pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.00.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
RELATED DIPLOMA

• A Diploma in Design & Media or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal interview or submitting a relevant portfolio.

PORTFOLIO Note: All applicants will be individually assessed via a portfolio, interview including drawing

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

 

 

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