3D animators create an imaginary world filled with people, cartoon characters and everyday objects moving and interacting within an ever changing environment. Using state-of-the- art design software 3D animators make fictional worlds look real. This programme will appeal to you if you wish to cover theory and practice, as well as combine traditional art skills with the latest creative technology in 3D animation, 3D Visualisation and CG Visual Effects. GCU's studio facilities include: 3D Computer Animation Labs, Virtual Reality Lab, HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio and Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and Rapid Prototyping machines. Our programme has been designed with consideration and feedback received from professionals in the 3D computer animation industry. Recognising the current developments in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), games, VFX and animation this programme reflects closely the current requirements of the industry.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 3
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Scottish HND||HND 3D Computer Animation with A/B in Graded Units|
HND 3D Computer Animation (or equivalent) with a A/B in the Graded Units. Applicants will be required to submit a digital portfolio. Portfolio submission All applicants are required to submit a digital portfolio to gauge creative potential, motivation and suitability for the programme. Portfolios may be shortlisted to allow for an interview stage from a smaller pool of applicants.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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