BA 3D Animation and Games provides the artistic and technical skills you will need to build a career in either the Animation or Games Industry, with a specialist focus in the fields of Virtual Reality, Character Art / Environment Art, 3D Animation and Game Development. It is a multi-disciplinary programme focused on cutting edge artistic developments in CGI. Why study BA 3D Animation and Games at Middlesex University? You will operate in an active studio environment using the latest industry standard software and techniques. With close proximity to Central London, there are many exciting opportunities at your fingertips. You will benefit from industry links and real-world briefs set by industry practitioners. The course is well resourced with fantastic facilities - you will have access to over 60 workstations equipped with the latest software including Maya, Z-Brush, Unreal Engine, Unity, Substance Painter, 3D Coat, Cinema 4D, Arnold, V-Ray and Abobe Suite. It also has comprehensive Virtual Reality support with access to HTC Vive Headsets, Oculus Rift Consumer Version, Playstation VR and Gear VR, as well as the dedicated use of a Vicon Motion Capture Suite We focus on individual talents to ensure your portfolio is exceptional and unique. Graduates from the course have found employment in high profile Games studios such as Cloud Imperium Games and Rockstar, animation boutiques such as Treat Studios and Blue Zoo, as well as 3D pre-visualization studios such as Red and Grey Ltd. Course highlights Unlike many equivalent degrees at other universities, we focus on improving your draughtsmanship alongside technical training, an important skill for 3D artists. Life drawing is a weekly part of the course. You will be taught and assessed by award-winning practitioners as well as academics with research interests in 3D graphics and games A four week live project, where industry practitioners set briefs that reflect the most contemporary and emergent practices in the field At the end of your degree, you will exhibit your work at our Degree Show and have the opportunity to showcase your talents to creative industry employers at Motion Picture Company, Soho As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module
Year 1: From Pencil to Pixel (30 credits) – Compulsory Introduction to Animation and Creative Workshops (90 credits) – Compulsory Year 2 : Animation Practice and Creative Workshops (90 credits) – Compulsory Animation and Digital Cultures (30 credits) – Compulsory Year 3: Major Projects and Professional Portfolio Development (90 credits) – Compulsory Critical and Contextual Research Proposition Essay (30 credits) – Compulsory
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|