VFX & Editing Course

Get to grips with the latest technology and industry-standard software for visual effects and editing while developing your skills in the technical areas of visual effects for film, TV and media.

Learn the art of visual effects and develop your editing, production and composition skills


Working to a live brief, you’ll learn how to develop creative concepts, storyboard your ideas and produce visual effects using industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. 

Throughout this course, you’ll learn all the skills you’ll need to succeed in the industry, including text animation, rotoscoping, masks, track mattes, colour grading, motion blur and more as you work towards producing a showreel of your VFX techniques.

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Start your VFX career with us

A VFX & Editing qualification opens up a range of pathways for you to break into VFX, which is one of the fastest growing parts of the UK film industry.

Our courses are designed to equip you with essential industry skills, recognised industry qualifications and real-life project experience. This course is designed to give you the skills you need to get closer to your dream career in visual effects.

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Please confirm you meet the criteria for our courses. You are 19+, have lived in the UK for over 3 years, you have EU settlement status (if applicable), you have a London postcode and are currently unemployed.
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What will you learn on BCE’s VFX & Editing course?

The sessions and activities on our VFX & Editing course will prepare you for a role in the media industry, providing you with all the core skills you need to build your career as an in-demand VFX editor.

1. Analysing VFX and developing a creative concept

2. Keyframes, transforms and rendering

3. Roto-scoping, masks and curves

4. Plate preparation and track mattes

5. Storyboarding

6. Colour grading and colour correction techniques

7. Animating text and mastering motion blur

8. Using plug-ins, lens flare and depth of field

9. How to use audio and advanced VFX techniques

10. Preparing a presentation and showreel

11. Finalising your projects

12. Presenting your showreel and next steps

Upcoming Dates

July 2023


4 weeks, 3 days per week.
Courses are delivered 100% online via zoom.

Course Eligibility Criteria
Must be 19+ years old as of August 31st 2022
Must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years
EU citizens will need proof of settlement status
Must live at a London postcode
Must be unemployed

Career Pathways for VFX & Editing

Our students go on to have successful careers in London’s creative economy. Studying a VFX & Editing qualification can open up doors to a number of career opportunities or options for further study.

Employment pathways:

  • VFX Runner
  • VFX Editor
  • Production Assistant
  • VFX Artist
  • Compositing Artist
  • Video Editor
  • Animator
  • And much more!

Further Study

  • Apprenticeship Vacancies
  • 1-1 dedicated employment support with our Employment Work Coach Heather
  • Further training and professional development
  • Further and Higher Education
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Meet the Tutor

Owen Davis

Teaches: VFX, Content Creation for Social Media, 2D Animation and Podcast

My name is Owen and I’ve been working in the creative industries as a content creator and Visual Effects artist for short films, documentaries and YouTube videos for over 7 years. I’m currently producing social media videos and podcasts for a number of charities. A tutor on the Apprenticeships and AEB courses, I enjoy teaching and the opportunity to work with students to develop their creative ideas.

The Media courses are great; extremely in depth and gives a great understanding of the overall subject. It also provides you with opportunities within the industry. The atmosphere is extremely welcoming and it is very easy to fit into, especially for new students. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great, creative place.

I’m a student currently studying here and I’m enjoying the digital media course that I have picked to study here. I didn’t have any previous experience of media before I came here and since I have joined I’ve managed to learn a lot of new things.

What a fantastic experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the Digital Advertising course in September 2021, lectured by Trevor. I have learned so much in just over a period of 4 weeks. Trevor ensured that I understood each lesson and had regular "check-in" with each of us as students. Trevor attended to each students request/needs and had remarkable patience by repeating the lesson or something that the students might not understand. He always supported our student group with friendliness and professionalism. It is hard in the job market and can feel very isolated. However everyone at the college has made me feel part of something unique and special! THANK YOU BCA TEAM! I can't wait for the next course. What an incredible online learning experience through ZOOM.

So happy I've chosen this place and had amazing results with the help of the most dedicated and talented tutors! Great place to learn new skills and break into the creative industry. I've learned so much during the Digital Marketing course with Matt HUGHES that I could actualy become competitive in the industry and secure a job during the lockdown. Content Creation with Mikis MICHAELIDES has led to creating a Music Video from scratch over 6 weeks and learning the basics of Creative Cloud - and the WEB design course with Adrian Joseph helped me with creating my own website. So grateful !!!

I didn't know what to expect from the Marketing course but Matt Hughes, our tutor, exceed all my expectations as kept us all engaged throughout the lessons by sharing with us his extensive knowledge and how to be applied to both our careers and businesses, thank you.

I just finished the Digital Marketing Course. Our lecturer, Matt, was really clear when explaining the topics and very patient too. You can definitely tell that he is dedicated and passionate to the field. Great experience, suggested to whoever wants to increase his knowledge about the field. It is quite hard to find other free courses that give the same services.

Have recently taken three different courses to help me retrain and gain work after becoming redundant. BCE is a great charity that offers fully free courses for unemployed adults, all currently delivered on Zoom 2-3 times a week over between 3-6 weeks. I have taken the Graphic Design, Digital Marketing and 2D Animation courses and on all I have learnt a lot with excellent tutors who are experts in their fields. Would highly recommend!

Why study with us?

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Learn from the best Professional tutors with extensive industry experience will teach you everything you need to know
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Develop your skills Equip yourself with the skills needed for in-demand jobs in the industry, working to real-world briefs
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State-of-the-Art The most up to date industry-standard equipment allows your ability to shine
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Proven success Many of our students progress into careers in London’s exciting creative economy or go on to study at top universities


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy