Visual Effects (973G5)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module covers the creation and manipulation of video with visual effects techniques. This includes the motion-based compositing of real and computer-generated images and the generation of motion graphics.

Topics covered include:

  • matte acquisition
  • colour correction
  • image manufacturing
  • camera tracking
  • matching and compositing.


15%: Lecture
85%: Practical (Laboratory)


100%: Coursework (Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.