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University of Dundee

Animation and Visual Effects (VFX)

This course represents an opportunity for animators, artists, designers and those with associated experience to extend their skills and discourse within both animation and visualisation; the university offers 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and visual effects facilities providing the student with a unique opportunity to develop their own visual practice; the new visual FX studio is 1 of only 2 within a UK university.

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree in an appropriate discipline, although applicants with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered. You will need to submit a showreel of your work. This will need to be around 1-2 minutes in duration and uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. You will also need to upload a portfolio of up to 20 images. IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Modules include: enhancing practice; research skills and methods; advanced production; futures; reflection on practice; realisation for creative practice.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by course work, including team project work, exploratory and finalised practical work, and written work


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

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01382 383838