BA (Hons) Model Design (Character and Creative Effects)

5.0
5 opinions
  • I found Hatfield quite boring and same is with courses provided by the university. The facilities are very limited. Students union was though a great support.
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  • The place is very beautiful but I really didn't like that some people are racist here, though none of them are students.
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  • Be organised, make good contact in your course, and join clubs and go out for making friends.
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Bachelor's degree

In Hatfield

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Hatfield

  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Start

    September

Description

All three of our model design courses share the same First Year, giving you an excellent introduction to model making, prop making, sculpture and special effects. Building on this foundation, you’ll learn to use a wide range of specialist materials and processes to create original sculptural characters, props and set dressings – including the option of developing stop-motion puppets or collaborating with special effects students.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Hatfield (Herefordshire)
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University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK

Starts

SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

This is a unique combination of three interrelated degrees with a combined first year (Model, Character and Special Effects). The lecturing staff all have extensive subject knowledge gained from careers in the creative industries, hence students achieve professional standards in their work. We have excellent links with industry and provide placements on major movies at leading UK film studios. You will explore a wide range of specialist materials and processes such as sculpting, moulding and casting that enable the creation of original characters, props and set dressings.You can also combine designing and making characters with animation using stop motion armatures, or with animatronics (in collaboration with students on the special effects degree).You will develop skills in traditional workshop machinery and cutting-edge technologies and have access to specialist industry standard facilities for sculpting, mould making prop making and model making.Outstanding links with industry, which provide excellent work experience opportunities and live collaborative projects.Leading visiting lecturers teach part time alongside their full time work in creative industriesCharacter and Creative Effects students achieve consistently high graduate employment rates

A strong focus on sculpture and practical skills linked with creative ability will equip you to work in advertising, TV and film. It will also enable you to seek employment in other areas of the entertainment industries including fine art installations, theatre, theme parks and interactive displays in museums or exhibitions.

96 UCAS points

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Opinions

5.0
excellent
  • I found Hatfield quite boring and same is with courses provided by the university. The facilities are very limited. Students union was though a great support.
    |
  • The place is very beautiful but I really didn't like that some people are racist here, though none of them are students.
    |
  • Be organised, make good contact in your course, and join clubs and go out for making friends.
    |
100%
4.9
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Student

5.0
17/11/2018
What I would highlight: I found Hatfield quite boring and same is with courses provided by the university. The facilities are very limited. Students union was though a great support.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Cheng

5.0
03/11/2018
What I would highlight: The place is very beautiful but I really didn't like that some people are racist here, though none of them are students.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
03/10/2018
What I would highlight: Be organised, make good contact in your course, and join clubs and go out for making friends.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
25/05/2018
What I would highlight: This university has taken me to the next levels of development of my personality. I had also participated in students union, employers visit and many more activities. I can feel the increased interest for my chosen course.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ana D

5.0
13/02/2018
What I would highlight: Wifi is bad and I would rather say it's poor. I missed important deadlines because of it.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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2018

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The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

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Subjects

  • Cultural Studies
  • Design
  • Materials
  • Shape and Form
  • Fabrication
  • Design Process
  • Materials
  • Critical and Cultural Studies
  • Design and Fabrication
  • Model in Mind
  • Contextualised Model
  • Cultural Studies

Course programme

First Year

You will be introduced to current materials, techniques and design processes in a combined first year (all three degree disciplines) and gain a strong grounding in workshop machinery and practices, which are relevant to the whole programme.

Second Year

You will explore a wide range of specialist materials and processes such as sculpting, moulding and casting that enable the creation of original characters, props and set dressings. Communication of ideas will be developed through drawing and presentation skills. You can also combine designing and making characters with animation using stop motion armatures, or with animatronics (in collaboration with students on the special effects degree).

All of our second year students have the option to undertake a professional work experience module with one of our many high profile industry contacts.

Work Placement

We regularly provide fantastic work experience opportunities for students across the three degrees within the Model and Special Effects programme; students can choose to take a range of modules as a replacement for all or part of one semester in their second year of study. The staff team have excellent contacts in the creative industries and have won awards for their work supporting students in this activity. Staff are frequently able to provide students with high-profile work placements.

Typically students spend up to 3 months of optional replacement study, with leading companies across the creative industries. These often include opportunities in architecture, design, film and TV. Our students have worked on major blockbuster movies such as Captain America: The First Avenger, X Men: First Class, Wrath of the Titans, Batman 3: The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Thor: The Dark World, Maleficent, World War Z, Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jupiter Ascending.

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Scale and Structure - 30 Credits
  • Design and Fabrication - 30 Credits
  • Shape and Form - 30 Credits
  • The Model in Mind (C&CS) - 30 Credits
Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Turbo A - 15 Credits
  • Turbo B - 15 Credits
  • Design Process and Realisation - 30 Credits
  • Talking Models (C&CS) - 30 Credits
  • Character and Creative Effects Contextualised Model - 30 Credits
Optional

  • Professional Work Experience 30: Screen - 30 Credits
  • Professional Work Experience 45: Screen - 45 Credits
  • Professional Work Experience 15: Screen - 15 Credits
  • Professional Work Experience 15 5B: Screen - 15 Credits
Level 6

Core Modules

  • Professional Context Model - 30 Credits
  • Professional Practice - 15 Credits
  • Creative Effects Major Project Proposal - 15 Credits
  • Critical and Cultural Studies: L6 Enquiry / Report / Essay (Model Design) - 30 Credits
  • Character and Creative Effects Major Project - 30 Credits
Optional

  • Year Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Sandwich Year (Creative Arts) - 0 Credits

Additional information

International fee

£11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

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BA (Hons) Model Design (Character and Creative Effects)

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