Thanks to the course team’s close links with industry, particularly the visual effects and architectural visualisation sectors, you will have the opportunity to benefit from a range of events and guest lectures to gain valuable industry insight.
Solent is proud to be home to the annual events CGFX and Viz. Arch Viz, two large events aimed to raise awareness of these exciting job sectors. CGFX has had speakers from Outpost VFX, Cinesite, Jellyfish Pictures, Centroid Motion Capture, D-Neg, Blue Zoo, Framestore, Love Love Films and others. The CGFX 2020#2 line-up includes Industrial Light and Magic, Framestore, The Mill and the BBC among others.
Viz. Arch Viz presents to both industry and students, with recent speakers including Foster and Partners, SiNi Software, Uniform, Grain London, Igloo Vision and Line Creative. The event offers some excellent opportunities for those students that attend and engage with employers. Although these are visualisation specific companies, increasingly students are opting to diversify pipelines in line with those of Visual Effects studios.
The content of this course is regularly reviewed and in line with industry requirements, which has been affirmed at events such as CGFX 2019 by studios such as Jellyfish Studios, Double Negative, Cinesite and LoveLove films.
Throughout the course there is the opportunity to work on live briefs and industry members are happy to provide feedback and discuss work. Additionally, students receive a great deal of support for employment in these specialist sectors, through the use of external facing portfolios and academics sharing work with industry contacts.
Throughout the course you will also be encouraged to attend BFX in Bournemouth and attend monthly 3Ds meet-ups in London where the hosting team and keenly involved with this course.