Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Animation Technical Arts

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Course summary

If you want to create art and animation using computer code, and describe technical ideas using film and animation, this is the course for you. Our graduates work all over the world in some of the leading animation and production houses. Why study BA (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts at BU?

  • This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.
  • Select specialised options that reflect the versatile nature of production, including real-time engines, rendering, character rigging, data and motion capture.
  • Undertake a variety of assessments including open-ended briefs where you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own specialisms as well as industry live briefs
  • Benefit from supportive tutors who provide tailored and personal reviews of your work
  • Make invaluable contacts before you graduate through regular industry guest speakers and BU’s BFX Festival, featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers, masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings and networking events Access specialist facilities including a new green screen and motion capture studio, as well as animation laboratories, equipped with industry-standard software.

Course details

Modules

Introduction to Production Tools | Programming Principles | Visual Narrative & Design | Technical Arts Production | Mathematics for Computer Graphics | Moving Image Theory & Practice | Visual Studies | Advanced Mathematics for Computer Graphics | Computing for Graphics & Animation | Character Rigging | Visual Effects Acquisition | Real Time Graphics Systems | Technical Effects | Lighting & Rendering | Advanced Moving Image Theory & Practice | Final Major Project & Dissertation | Masterclass | Research & Development Project


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
45%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Computer Animation Technical Arts at Bournemouth University - UCAS