University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Computer Animation

This course provides a new learning opportunity for those wishing to develop highly-focused skills in creative computing, specifically the design and application of the latest computer animation software and techniques to produce creative animation and innovative visual artefacts. It is project-based, allowing you to define the focus of your work, whilst building technological expertise, perhaps in areas such as facial animation or motion capture.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in Computing or an art-based subject with a significant computing component, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

On this course we emphasise the implementation, evaluation and reflection of subject-related issues, whilst building creative and technical visual computing expertise. It provides you with the opportunity to research a unique aspect of the use of computation in the composition, generation or design of software for animation.

Here are the units you will study:

Professional, Academic and Research Development: This is a taught unit covering planning and managing development projects.
Project Context and Definition: A unit of self-directed study that will help you specify your project's scope and plan.
Project Design and Development: This unit is a self-directed study covering a critical review of existing work.
Project Evaluation and Resolution: This unit covers the development and evaluation of your project artefact, using Max/Msp/Jitter or similar.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

The course is research based, focusing on your own chosen project. Taught units are limited to the first semester, although there is ample opportunity for contact with the staff through regular tutorials and workshops.

How are you assessed?

Assessment is solely based on your research-based project - its proposal, the artefact itself and your evaluation and technical report.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,070 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421