Computer Animation and Visual Effects at Bournemouth University - UCAS

Course summary

Develop skills in the technical aspects of computer animation and graduate with the range and depth of knowledge necessary to become future Technical Directors, Artists or Research and Development Engineers within the computer animation and games sectors. Why study MSc Computer Animation and Visual Effects at BU?

  • Apply technical, mathematical and algorithmic skills to develop tools to aid in the production of animation and games artefacts
  • Apply software to develop techniques in C++ to test new algorithms, write shaders to support rendering and develop scripts and tools to create new effects
  • Attend visiting speaker talks from industry specialists, including some of our successful alumni
  • Collaborate with students across the NCCA Master’s courses providing a realistic setting to discover what it’s like working with other creative people and to a strict timescale
  • Undertake a Masters project in preparation for the end of year degree show attended by top industry recruiters
  • Access industry standard facilities including animation laboratories, equipped with industry-standard software including Maya and Houdini.


Simulation and Rendering; Animation Software Engineering; CGI Tools; CGI Techniques; Group Project; Personal Inquiry; Master’s Project.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a relevant subject. Subjects are: Maths, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Software Engineering, Games Development, Computer Animation Technical Arts, Graduates of NCCA undergraduate courses also considered. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9500 Year 1
Scotland £9500 Year 1
Wales £9500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9500 Year 1
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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 and Visual Effects at Bournemouth University - UCAS