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Visual Effects for Film, TV and Animation - BSc (Hons)

Course Code: US810




4 Years


Art & Design

CAO Points

New for 2024 (Portfolio Required)

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO



Are you interested in learning how to create the latest Visual Effects you see in Films?

Do you like to create your own content on social media?

The BSc. in Visual Effects for Film, TV and Animation is designed to develop your artistic and technical abilities to produce world-class content from social media to the cinema screen. film, television, and animation sectors both nationally and internationally.

This is an industry-focused course developed by ex-industry professionals who have worked for internationally renowned studios like Double Negative (Inception, The Dark Knight, Blade Runner 2049) Brown Bag Films and Screen Scene. If you want to learn industry leading content creations tools, techniques, and workflows to help you gain the skills and knowledge to create content from the small screen to the big screen then this the course for you.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish and a minimum of an O4 in Mathematics.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

Non-EU applicants should apply directly to the International Office at LIT allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by July 1st at the latest.


As well as meeting the Leaving Certificate/QQI FET/FETAC requirement, students will also need to pass a portfolio assessment. The portfolio is scored out of 600 with a minimum score of 240 required to pass.

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Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates of this course are eligible for a wide range of taught and research, Level 9, Masters programmes here at TUS or at another University.

What are the career prospects?

Ireland’s Film and Animation sectors are booming and the national and international growth and success of the film and television sectors has created a real need for creative graduates who possess a unique blend of artistic and technological skills. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across the television feature film media and creative technology industries, including a variety of roles such as:

Creature/Character Animators, Matchmove, Lighting, Rigging, Effects, Look Development, Texture Artist, Layout , Compositing, Production Management, Creature Modeller, VFX Editing, Character Designer, Matte Painting, Concept Art, Technical Director, FX artists.

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