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CGI and Visual Effects with Digital Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons)



What will I learn?

If you’re looking to study a computer games or digital arts degree, but don’t have the relevant qualifications or experience, this foundation year will help you develop the core skills and knowledge to progress onto one of our related industry-focused undergraduate degrees.You’ll cover key subject areas such as game art, game design, animation, CGI, VFX and code, and work on exciting practical projects designed to help you learn key digital design skills. You’ll also be supported to develop key transferable skills in preparation for your degree level studies.To aid study, you’ll have full access to Solent’s industry-standard facilities, including specialist labs and high-end dual computers equipped with industry software such as 3ds Max, Maya, Substance, Photoshop, Unreal Editor and Unity.You will be taught by passionate staff who are experts in their fields, with a wealth of real-world experience and knowledge.Learn from staff who are experts in their field and who have vast industry experience.**What does this course lead to?**This foundation year will help you build the relevant skills and knowledge to enter onto one of our related degree programmes. This can lead to a career in the multi-billion pound games industry in areas such as video game studios and art production, to film and animation studios.**Who is this course for?**Solent’s Foundation Year in Digital Arts is intended for students without the required UCAS points for direct entry. This could be mature students returning to education, students without the required qualifications, or students looking to change career path after completing further education qualifications.

Which department am I in?

Department of Film and Media

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,020.00 (US$ 16,142) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

16 September 2024


Main Site

East Park Terrace,


SO14 0YN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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