The VFS-UAL: LCC Pathway Program

 

Vancouver Film School (VFS) and University of the Arts London (UAL): London College of Communication (LCC) have partnered to deliver exciting Virtual Reality pathway streams that allow graduates of VFS’s VR/AR Design & Development program to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Virtual Reality in just 2 years. Additionally, students in VFS’s VR/AR Design and Development, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, or Classical Animation programs who hold a 4-year degree will be able to complete an accelerated Master of Arts in Virtual Reality, Animation, or Computer Animation in only 15 months.

About The Program

What is the VFS-UAL: LCC Pathway Program?

The UK is home to the largest virtual reality and augmented reality sector in Europe. Students studying in London can benefit from being at the heart of the worldwide immersive technologies market – an educational experience headquartered in an investment capital while surrounded by an ever-growing infrastructure of emerging tech.

Graduates of VFS’s VR/AR Design & Development program will receive advanced placement into year 2 (level 5) of LCC’s 3-year BA (Hons) Virtual Reality undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, all of VFS’s VR/AR Design and Development, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, or Classical Animation students that hold a 4-year degree will receive guaranteed admissions into UAL:LCC’s MA Virtual Reality, MA Animation or MA in 3D Computer Animation. 

They will also receive an exclusive 20% tuition rate discount.

About UAL: LCC

London College of Communication (LCC), is part of University of the Arts London (UAL) and ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings®.

LCC is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education, discovering new possibilities in creative communications.They support and encourage their students to explore the power of storytelling, develop a career they love, and to make a difference across wider society.

Taught by experienced practitioners, their graduates go on to shape the creative industries by forging their own paths in thoughtful and experimental ways.

LCC is connected to industry, building partnerships with organizations ranging from start-ups and charities to leading global businesses. Through the use of their diverse voices and experience, LCC works closely with local communities to transform the world around them.

 

Disclaimer: Admission to VFS does not guarantee access to UAL programs. Applicants must meet UAL requirements. Seat capacity is limited.

Total time to complete your LCC BA in Virtual Reality degree

Total time to complete your LCC MA in Virtual Reality degree, Animation or Computer Animation Degree

Plan your Pathway

FAQ

BA (Hons) Virtual Reality:- Pass of VFS VR/AR Design & Development Diploma at 65% or above.

MA Virtual Reality:- Pass of VFS VR/AR Design & Development Diploma at 65% or above and a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in any discipline.
MA Animation:- Pass of VFS Classical Animation Diploma at 65% or above and a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in any discipline.
MA 3D Computer Animation:- Pass of VFS 3D Animation and Visual Effects Diploma at 65% or above and a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in any discipline.

BA (Hons) Virtual Reality:- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.

MA Virtual Reality, MA Animation and MA 3D Computer Animation:- IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.

IELTS Online:- is an intensive course aimed at preparing you for the Academic IELTS exam, developed and taught by the Language Centre at University of the Arts London.

At the end of the course there will be a full IELTS practice exam with individual feedback.

See here for more details.

 

BA (Hons) Virtual Reality:

  • Monday, 25 September, 2023

MA Virtual Reality:

  • Monday, 25 September, 2023

MA Animation:

  • Monday, 25 September, 2023

MA 3D Computer Animation:

  • Monday, 25 September, 2023

At the London College of Communication campus located in the heart of London, at Elephant & Castle. The College is on a single site, within easy reach of various parts of the city and well served by tube, bus and rail networks.

Find us here.

 

Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours in a closely related discipline are usually given priority admissions consideration.

However, under these MA Pathways, VFS graduates who also hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours will be guaranteed entry onto the MA Virtual Reality, MA Animation and MA 3D Computer Animation regardless of the Bachelor’s degree discipline.

The honours requirement is any undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree that contains a larger volume of material or a higher standard of study, or both, rather than an "ordinary", "general" or "pass" Bachelor's Degree. 

For example, in Canada, this could represent an award of Honours after four years of undergraduate study, instead of the three years of a 'general' Bachelor's Degree. 

In the UK, the award of Honours is achieved though completion of an honours project, requiring a higher degree of specialization than non-honours undergraduate degrees.

Students with a Bachelor’s Degree without honours would not be guaranteed admission to LCC’s MA Virtual Reality, MA Animation and MA 3D Computer Animation.

BA (Hons) Virtual Reality: £23,610 per year.

MA Virtual Reality, MA Animation and MA 3D Computer Animation: £25,970 per course.

A twenty per cent (20%) fee discount will be applied to each student who commences the MA Virtual Reality, MA Animation or MA 3D Computer Animation at UAL:LCC.

There are no application fees required via a direct application.

You may need to cover additional costs which are not included in your tuition fees. These could include travel expenses and the costs of material. Find out more about additional costs here.

BA (Hons) Virtual Reality: Full time mode only and runs for 93 weeks. Each academic year lasts 31 weeks.

MA Virtual Reality, MA Animation and MA 3D Computer Animation: Full Time mode only and runs for 45 weeks over 15 months. You will be expected to commit 40 hours per week to study.

Yes, VFS alumni may apply for any Pathway option.

If a VFS student is accepted, they will be issued an offer letter. This may be conditional or unconditional.

The offer, however, remains open until a deposit of £4,000 has been paid. The remainder of the tuition fee for the first year of your course must be paid before you enrol at the start of the academic year. Once you have enrolled, the deposit will contribute towards your total tuition fee payment.

UAL is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings®, and places on our courses are understandably in high demand.

BA (Hons) Virtual Reality: Maximum of 5 VFS student enrolments each year.

MA Virtual Reality: Maximum of 2 VFS student enrolments each year.

MA Animation:- Maximum of 4 VFS student enrolments each year.

MA 3D Computer Animation:- Maximum of 4 VFS student enrolments each year.

The group sizes are typically between 10-15 students.

 

Yes. In the UK, as an international student, you can work for up to 20 hours per week.

Currently, international students are allowed to remain in the UK for up to 2 years. See here for more details.

Accommodation Services is available to all UAL students looking for a place to live. For more information see here.

Our Country Manager, Jess Gill. Fill in our contact form and Jess will be in touch.

 

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