Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This cutting-edge course is delivered within the NCCA (National Centre for Computer Animation), which is one of the most established and highly regarded centres for animation in the country. The course places an emphasis on the creative side of computer animation, combining traditional art disciplines such as life drawing and cinematography with more technically focused disciplines, to produce computer animation using industry standard tools and software. This course aims to develop graduates who are going to shape the computer animation, visual effects and computer games industries. As a graduate from this degree, you’ll have a well rounded knowledge of the design and aesthetic principles required in computer animation production. Outside of the classroom you’ll pick up valuable experience and professional contacts during a 30-week work placement, completed anywhere in the world, should you decide to study for four years. Ultimately the course will help you to acquire the skills to fulfil roles such as computer graphics and animation artistic director (AD), visual effects artist and visual effects supervisor in the fields of computer animation, visual effects and computer games industries.
Introduction to Production Tools | Moving Image Theory & Practice | Fundamentals of Design | Design for Production | Computer Animation Production | Narrative Strategies | Advanced Moving Image Theory & Practice | Visual Effects Acquisition | Real Time Graphics Systems | Lighting & Rendering | Technical Effects | Character Rigging | Masterclass | Major Project & Report
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 128 points||112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent including 32 points in a required subject. Required subjects include: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Art & Design or Photography|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points in a required subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 - 128 tariff points in a required subject with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.|
|Scottish Higher||112 - 128 tariff points from Scottish Highers including 32 points in a required subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||112 tariff points in a required subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 - 32 points||30 - 32 points including grade H5 in a required subject|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)|
|Extended Project||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects including 32 points in a required subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points in a required subject|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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