Course: FdA Visual Effects and Post-Production

Study Level

Level 5


Great Yarmouth Campus

The Place University Centre


Two Years



This course is due to be delivered at The Place University Centre opening in Great Yarmouth town centre.

This course features a range of study areas reflecting current issues and professional practices in short film, animation, mobile video and sound for visual media. Study will also include the traditional skills and approaches associated with this demanding sector.

The focus of the course is in visual post-production techniques and the use of applied visual effects. The FdA Visual Media Production is a course designed to provide you with the practical, critical and theoretical tools required by the contemporary media production and post-production industries. You will develop the problem-solving and reflective abilities necessary for study and subsequent work within these industries.

The programme has a focus towards film and television post-production, editing and compositing with strong elements in 3d animation and motion graphic visual effects an area in which skills shortages has been identified (Skillset Workforce Survey 2005). The art of post-production is being seen more frequently within present day film releases and TV programs, we aim to give students the opportunity to enter this industry and produce visually stunning pieces of work..

Modules you may study include:

  • Screen Writing
  • Sound Design
  • Camera Operations
  • Editing for Film and TV
  • Motion Graphics for Visual Media
  • HD Cinematography
  • 2D and 3D Compositing
  • Visual Effects in Post-Production

You can apply for this course on the University of Suffolk website to study at the East Coast College Great Yarmouth campus. Click ‘More Information’ to be taken to the full course and application page.


You will need to have achieved 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A Level), MMP (BTEC).

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and maths at Grade 4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

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