Bournemouth University

3D Computer Animation

Computer animation has revolutionised the world of film, special effects and computer games. This course will help you acquire the skills needed to work in a number of areas where computer animation is applied, including films, animated features, computer games, television production, commercials, illustration, scientific visualisation, flight simulation, virtual environments, architectural visualisations and interactive media. We aim to give you an exceptional learning experience by creating a professional studio environment where you will learn best practice and the techniques found in industry. You'll learn the fundamentals of computer graphics, which will give you an excellent grasp of the subject matter and the transferable skills that you will need in your career. You'll be provided with your own workstation which is accessible 24/7,and will learn through a combination of mentoring, tutorials and lectures. Throughout the year industry practitioners deliver a variety of master classes relevant to the subject area. Group projects will give you the opportunity to collaborate with students from other Master's courses, providing a realistic setting to discover what it's like working with other creative and technical people. You'll be taught the best practice and techniques found in the industry and will receive accreditation from the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA).

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent. A portfolio of work, a show reel and an interview will be required. If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Moving Image Practice and Theory; Group Project; Computer Animation Techniques; Computer Animation Principles; Computer Animation Principles & Techniques; Personal Enquiry; Master's Project.

Assessment methods

Master's project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus BH12 5BB South West

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