3D Animation & Visual Effects at University of Chichester - UCAS

Course summary

Our BA (Hons) 3D Animation and VFX course provides you with high-level technical skills and enhanced specialist knowledge to fully prepare you for a successful and rewarding career in the industry. Throughout your degree you will learn the software and systems that are widely used throughout the animation and VFX industry. Students will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with dedicated crafts people and makers from across the creative industries. You will be taught by a team of highly qualified professional practitioners and current industry figures including award winning directors, producers, actors, writers, editors and composers from the fields of Animation, Film, TV and Games. With our digital technology facility open in 2018 students will be able to engage with state of the art spaces and equipment including Mac, PC & Ideas Labs, a 300sqm Film Studio, a dedicated Green Screen Studio, professional standard postproduction facilities and Recording Studios. There are many opportunities from within the department for students to collaborate, with numerous drama, performance and voice related projects completed every year by fellow students, staff and professional associates. Alongside aspiring filmmakers, actors, writers and fellow animators, students will collaborate across the department to gain an exceptional understanding of production practices and technology application, enhancing an extended range of vital employability skills needed to build a successful career. The department runs field trips to international film festivals, professional film shoots and industry conventions on a regular basis, and by working with professional associates and on staff projects students can develop early career profiles on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).


Year One During your first year, you will begin to focus on the development of your animation skills, as you discover the fundamental workflows and design principles that underpin 3D Animation and VFX work. In addition, you will discover the software you will use throughout your degree and in your career and experience a range of topics you may choose to specialise in later in the course. Year Two In your second year, you will develop the technical and creative skills needed across the film and animation industry, as well as begin to develop your specialist interests. You could branch out and focus on technical topics including modelling, rigging, character animation, and compositing, or expand your horizons and learn about cameras, lenses, lights, composition, and cinematography. Year Three In your final year, you will develop advanced skills as you engage in ongoing exercise-based practice, guided by regular group review sessions. You will complete a major project individually or as part of a group and hone your employability skills, working closely with staff to refine your portfolio and ensure it represents you effectively while meeting current industry needs.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a range of assignments, including: -Creative projects -Video essays -Creative portfolios -Presentations -Reflective writing -Skills observation

How to apply

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Bognor Regis Campus, University of Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency


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

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15840 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15840 Year 1

Additional fee information

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3D Animation & Visual Effects at University of Chichester - UCAS