13/04/2020

What can I do with a Film FX degree?

Under our Film FX subject area umbrella, there is a wide range of courses with very specific job prospects. Here we will look at the main areas in more depth so you know what type of career you could enjoy after graduating from these respective courses.

Special Effects for Film & TV

An overarching special effects degree is the ideal route for those who love special effects but want to graduate with a broad range of skills that give them a diverse range of career options. These are the potential job roles you could have:

  • Concept Artist & Matte Painter
  • FX TD
  • Lighting & Rendering TD
  • Matchmover
  • Rigging TD 

Special Effect Modelmaking for Film & TV

Modelmaking is a specific area of Special Effects which involves a wide range of skills. Those who want to specialise in modelmaking appreciate using their crafting and technological expertise to get the best outcome, roles include:

  • Modellers
  • Sculpture Artist
  • Texture Artist

Special Effects Make-up for Film & TV

Creating Special Effects using Make-up is becoming more popular, and with that, the expectations for new talent is rising. Studying in a dedicated course for Special Effects Make-up means that your skillset is heavily developed and will give you a large and diverse portfolio to present to potential employers.

Typical careers include being a Make-up Artist whereby you focus on having a natural or beauty effect for the camera or a Special Effects Artist who distorts reality using physical products, creating horrific injuries or alien masks. 

Visual Effects & Animation

Many of the roles that can be achieved as a result of studying Visual Effects and Animation cross over; this is a great course to get the perfect balance of computer-based skills in visual effects. Typical roles include;

  • 3D Imagery
  • Animator
  • Grooming Technical Directors.
  • Matte Painter
  • Modeller
  • Motion Graphics Creator
  • Stereographers

To find out more on some of the incredible Film FX courses at the University of Bolton that could lead to these exciting careers, click here.

 

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