Aimhigher West Midlands
Aimhigher West Midlands
Uni Connect partnered with Birmingham City University is hosting an online 2 week camp where sixth form and college students will explore how computer graphics are used in visual effects, gaining skills such as video compositing, animation and modelling. at Aimhigher West Midlands

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VisFX Camp (virtual)

University event offered by Aimhigher West Midlands

Event Summary:

Uni Connect partnered with Birmingham City University is hosting an online 2 week camp where sixth form and college students will explore how computer graphics are used in visual effects, gaining skills such as video compositing, animation and modelling.

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Full Event Details:

Uni Connect partnered with Birmingham City University is hosting an online 2 week camp where sixth form and college students will explore how computer graphics are used in visual effects, gaining skills such as video compositing, animation and modelling. Whether interested in a career in the computer graphics industry or just looking to find out more about how visual effects are created, you can learn from BCU academics and industry experts that have worked on films such as Avengers and Harry Potter. The camp has a mix of live sessions from academics and students and time for you to work independently on your project in your own time, as well as an opportunity to take a closer look at university study and different career pathways.

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The visual effects programme introduces students to what options are available if they are interested in a career within visual effects. Students will work on a creative visual effects task for a week in their own time, and have it reviewed by academics. Taking a closer look into what they could study at university and what their future could look like. They will participate in a live Q&A hosted by various academics.

Students will get an insight of all the different careers from the unknown to the typical routes and have the opportunity to ask questions and gain advice from current students and academics in live sessions. We will supply the online package for students to take part along with pre-recorded guidance that can be watched at any time. A live Q&A delivered by academics and an option for a personal 1-1 over the half term holidays.

Week long programme – purely online.
Starts Friday 22 October
w/c 25 October – 15 mins slots available with academic, can be requested to ask questions or if you have any issues
Work through pre-recorded content to complete assignment.
Submit by Sunday 31st October.
Feedback from academics w/c 1 November all given by 5 November
Q&A session live with academics via WebinarJam on 3 or 10 November at 6PM TBC

Year Group(s):
12, 13

Gatsby Benchmarks:
2, 4, 5, 7

Learning Objectives (Linked to the Aimhigher Plus Progression Framework Learning Outcomes):
(As 5.1) Feel motivated and confident to succeed at Higher Education
(Aw 5.1) Recognise the skills and qualifications required for chosen HE pathway
(Aw 5.2) Understand the financial support available for students in HE and the means to access this
(Aw 5.3) Identify the potential career options following participation in HE
(Ap 5.1) Achieve the grades required at level 3 to progress to HE
(Ap 5.1) Understand the HE application process
(Ap 5.2) Understand the significance of the choices made
(Ap 5.3) Develop and submit a strong HE application

http://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Progression-Framework.pdf

Places Available:
Unlimited (50% of learners must be Aimhigher Plus)

Transport Provided:
No

Lunch Provided:
No

Our cancellation policy applies. Visit this website below for more information: http://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/aimhigher-plus/events-and-activities/

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Dates Available:

This event is delivered online

Minimum number of students:

1

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