3D Animation and Visualisation at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

Course summary

3D Animation and Visualisation with pathways for Games or VFX is an exciting 4 year degree course which reflects the latest developments in the creative, visualisation and entertainment industries. Our students go on to work in leading facilities such as Rockstar, Ubisoft, Axis Productions, Double Negative and many others. You will study a range of modules featuring topics such as 3D modelling, concept art, compositing, rigging, 2d and 3d animation, digital sculpting, lighting and rendering, giving to give you the appropriate knowledge, skills and techniques needed to choose your preferred path way in Year 3 where students can choose to focus on either Games or VFX themed modules. Students on this programme will also benefit from working on a variety of group projects with peers allowing them to create games and large and complex 3D projects utilising realtime game engines. Students also have modules featuring projects set by industry allowing them to experience realistic criteria, feedback and themes, with great opportunities for receiving advice and critique from professionals. On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge of industry methods and workflow. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry. • Currently undergoing accreditation with Screen Skills the UK Sector Skills Council for Creative Media Industries • 94% overall student satisfaction - 2020 NSS statistics • Open plan studio style labs equipped with the latest software and workstations • VR suite and facilities • Guest lectures and industry speakers • Placement opportunities available

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

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All applicants will be expected 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 applications

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15200 Year 1
International £15200 Year 1

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3D Animation and Visualisation at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS