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Bachelor of Model Design (Special Effects) (Hons)
Bachelor of Model Design (Special Effects) (Hons)

Bachelor of Model Design (Special Effects) (Hons)

  • ID:UH440114
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£574.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£574.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

All three of our model design courses share the same First Year, giving you an excellent introduction to model making, prop making, sculpture and special effects. Building on this foundation, you’ll focus on developing your artistic and technical skills to produce models, animatronics and other effects. You’ll also gain hands on experience of the specialist equipment used to produce rain, fire, smoke, wind and snow, and learn about the safe use of pyrotechnics.

In Second Year, you will acquire an understanding of special effects design and receive a thorough grounding in the practical aspects of this. You will be able to combine your artistic and technical skills to produce animatronics, action props, models and special effects.

In your Final Year, you’ll work on major projects and create a professional portfolio to impress employers. Throughout your studies you’ll use a mix of traditional techniques and modern technology. This course is accredited by Creative Skillset, reflecting the highest standard of teaching and facilities.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Scale and Structure, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Shape and Form, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Design and Fabrication, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • The Model in Mind: histories, contexts, theories (C&CS), 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Turbo Projects, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Design Process and Realisation, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Special Effects Contextualised Model, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Talking Models: the theory of practice (C&CS), 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Professional Work Experience 30: Screen, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Professional Work Experience 45: Screen, 45 Credits, Optional
  • Professional Work Experience 15: Screen, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Professional Work Experience 15 5B: Screen, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Year Abroad, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Professional Context Model, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Professional Practice, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Special Effects Major Project Proposal, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Special Effects Major Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Critical and Cultural Studies: L6 Enquiry / Report / Essay (Model Design), 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sandwich Year (Creative Arts), 0 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The course’s strong focus on creative problem-solving, mechanical design and practical workshop skills will prepare you for working in Special Effects. These versatile skills are also sought after in other areas including stage, theme parks, fine art installations and interactive displays in museums or exhibitions.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single:300 GBP/year

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