Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BSc

Our Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BSc degree is a state-of-the-art, hands-on course that combines digital technology and creative design.

Course details

Professional and transferable skills required for working in the creative digital industries are developed throughout each year of the course.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

It will give you the knowledge and practical skills required by the visual effects and motion graphics sector within the entertainment and creative industries. This course is fully accredited by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries. Brunel’s digital media courses are the only ScreenSkills-accredited degree programmes in London and the South East.

At Brunel, we combine a study of visual effects with motion graphics so you can learn a wide range of creative and technical skills required to produce high-quality visual assets and artefacts for film, TV, the web, games and other creative outlets. You’ll study VFX acquisition, motion design, CGI, digital graphic design, digital photography and video. You will then progress to producing more complex post-production assets and artefacts involving compositing, advanced CGI, 3D animation, media aesthetics, motion graphics and mixed reality. In your final year, you can choose from modules in advanced digital graphics and motion design and advanced 3D animation with additional options in digital experiences and creative technology design. Throughout the course you will develop the professional and transferable skills required by the creative digital industries.


Entry requirements

GCE A-level BBB. (General Studies not accepted).

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in any subject.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject, AND an A-Level at grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject with A-Levels grade BC.

International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points.

Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

T levels : Merit overall


A visual effects and motion graphics degree from Brunel will prepare you for creative roles in the rapidly expanding digital media industry.

Brunel’s location close to the large concentration of creative and entertainment industries in and around London means that there are a variety of job opportunities available.

Our graduates take up posts as motion graphics designers, compositors, animators, 3D graphic artists and designers, digital video editors and producers, directors of photography, games designers/developers, and post-production engineers. Many become self-employed, either as freelancers or by setting up their own companies.


From day one, you will start building a strong portfolio of your creative work ready for industry. The course is focused primarily on interactive practical skills supported by subject knowledge, theory, and live project briefs provided by our industry collaborators. In your final year, you will work on your individual major visual effects and motion graphics project which could involve the creation of a short 3D animation or film.
  • DX1601 – Acquisition for VFX
  • DX1602 – 3D CGI Foundations
  • DX1702 – Creativity for Digital Media Design
  • DX1701 – Digital Graphic Design
  • DX1600 – Foundations of Interactive Digital Media Development
  • DX1703 – Introduction to Motion Design
  • DX1603 – Introduction to Professional Practice in the Creative Industries
  • DX1604 – Video Production and Digital Photography
  • DX1802 – Digital Media Portfolio
  • DX1801 – Creative Digital Design
  • DX2701 – Advanced 3D CGI
  • DX2604 – Applied Media Aesthetics
  • DX2602 – 3D Animation
  • DX2607 – Immersive Mixed Reality Design
  • DX2603 – Motion Graphics Design
  • DX2605 – Motion Graphics Applications
  • DX2606 – Programming for the Moving Image
  • DX2700 – Visual Effects Compositing
  • DX2800 VFX Portfolio
  • DX3601 – Major Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Project
  • DX3602 – Working in the Digital Creative Industries

  • DX3604 – Advanced 3D Animation
  • DX3605 – Advanced Digital Graphics and Motion Design
  • DX3603 – Digital Experiences
  • DX3606 – Designing with Creative Technologies (Artificial Intelligence and Games)