Bournemouth University

Degree level: Postgraduate

3D Computer Animation (Taught)

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Course summary

This Master’s is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, modelling, lighting, rigging, texturing, compositing and simulation. Why study MA 3D Computer Animation 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.
  • Gain an understanding of the inter-relation of aesthetic, perceptual and technical factors involved in the development of CG productions
  • Develop a creative and innovative approach to the analysis and solution of problems in CG productions
  • Collaborate with students from across the NCCA Master’s courses providing a realistic setting to discover what it’s like working with other creative and technical people
  • Attend regular masterclasses and our visiting practitioners lecture series where you’ll learn about the 2D and 3D industry from practising artists and companies, including BU alumni
  • Undertake a Masters project with dedicated production time to create a substantial and original project in preparation for the degree show attended by top industry recruiters
  • Study in a professional studio environment, facilities include a full suite of industry-standard 2D and 3D software, a Motion Capture studio and animation labs.
Study at the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) The NCCA is one of the most established and highly regarded centres for computer graphics and animation education and research. The centre is ranked 4th in the top 25 animation schools and colleges in the world, 3rd in Europe and 1st in the UK (Animation Career Review, 2020). As one of very few research-intensive animation centres in the UK our expertise not only ensure our courses remain at the forefront of education, but also help to define new industry practices.

Course details

Modules

Core Production Principles; Core Production Techniques; Visual & Critical Studies; Group Project; Research & Development in Computer Animation; Production Development; Masters Portfolio

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • ScreenSkills

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
EU £15750 Year 1
International £15750 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. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
3D Computer Animation at Bournemouth University - UCAS