3D Animation and Visualisation for Film and Games at Bournemouth and Poole College - UCAS

Bournemouth and Poole College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Arts University Bournemouth

3D Animation and Visualisation for Film and Games

Course summary

The world of 3D computer generated imagery (CGI) and animation provides significant cultural and economic contribution to the UK through games, films, TV, advertising and visualisation, and the UK’s leading animation and visualisation studios are constantly on the look for new and emerging talent. In 2015, Bournemouth was recognised as the fastest growing digital economy in the UK. Our degree programmes offer a solid base of 3D skills, and we have been training students and preparing them for the creative industries since 2002, making Bournemouth & Poole College a great place to study 3D Animation. You don’t need any previous experience to join our foundation degree course, and all assessment is through coursework-based units. There is an individual project element central to each year of study which will enable you create an amazing portfolio and enhance your future career prospects. You will work in a studio environment with small groups of typically 10-20 students, and where you will practice fundamental skills linked to art and visualisation subjects which are taught throughout the course. Whatever your level and specific interests, we encourage the development of storytelling techniques, creativity, technical and visual communication skills. This 3D Animation course is intended for students who wish to create 3D content and animations for film or games. The focus is on creature and character development, animation, game assets and environments, virtual set extensions for films and virtual production techniques. It includes 3D modelling and animation workflow, rigging, texturing and shading, lighting, rendering and post-production. This is a popular course, providing you with many essential 3D skills, and where successful graduates are employed by some of the UK’s leading 3D animation and visualisation studios and industry partners. These partners are influential in the design and development of our courses. They also assist with regular guest lectures and workshops whilst providing feedback and critique on student work. This means you get the most up-to-date career-relevant input from industry experts. Bournemouth & Poole College is proud to partner with Epic Games as an Unreal Academic Partner and we offer excellent studio-based facilities with the latest industry standard software, and all necessary resources, including a fully operational green screen studio.


Year 1: 2D Visual Development, 3D Modelling and Sculpting, 3D Painting and Texturing, Lighting and Rendering, 3D Rigging and Animation, Postproduction and VFX. Year 2: Pre-Visualisation, Virtual Reality (VR), Game Level Development, Environment and 3D Visual Development, Real Time Rendering, 3D Character & Creature Development, Digital Composition.

Assessment method

Summative Assignments

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We understand that each student is unique, and aim to cultivate an environment where individuality, diversity, and academic excellence thrive. In order to nurture individuality and foster diversity, we adopt a balanced approach to admissions - considering both individual portfolios and exam results. We may extend offers below our standard entry criteria to those with strong portfolios or students who have faced challenges impacting their performance and were anticipated to achieve higher results.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7250 Year 1
England £7250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7250 Year 1
Scotland £7250 Year 1
Wales £7250 Year 1
Channel Islands £7250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7250 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 .

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3D Animation and Visualisation for Film and Games at Bournemouth and Poole College - UCAS