Bournemouth University

Computer Animation Technical Arts Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.

This course is a development of the Computer Visualisation & Animation course which ran for over 20 years, producing graduates who now work all over the world as technical directors/artists, software producers and games developers in some of the leading animation and production houses, software houses, and computer game and digital media companies.

The course is taught within the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) and combines the study of art, animation techniques, applied maths and computing needed to satisfy the demands of modern (computer animation, film, VFX and games) production. Guest lectures from some of the UK’s leading animation studios mean you’ll have access to real-world professionals sharing their knowledge of the industry.

There is a unique 50/50 mix of art and science on this course, reflecting practice relevant to the production of computer graphics and animation for a range of industries and applications. Once you graduate, you’ll be able to create art and animation using computer code and describe complex ideas using film and animation. This course is accredited by Creative Skillset, placing it in the ranks of the top creative training and education providers this country has to offer.

Our graduates have gone on to produce Oscar-winning visual effects for the likes of Ex Machina, Inception and Interstellar. Students have also worked on blockbusters such as the Star Wars franchise, Gravity, Avatar, the Harry Potter series and more.

Course details

Modules

Introduction to Production Tools | Programming Principles | Visual Narrative & Design | Technical Arts Production | Mathematics for Computer Graphics | Moving Image Theory & Practice | Visual Studies | Advanced Mathematics for Computer Graphics | Computing for Graphics & Animation | Character Rigging | Visual Effects Acquisition | Real Time Graphics Systems | Technical Effects | Lighting & Rendering | Advanced Moving Image Theory & Practice | Final Major Project & Dissertation | Masterclass | Research & Development Project


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W280
Institution code B50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. 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 it’s 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.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 If English is not your first languge, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £830.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


Clearing contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team

+44 (0)1202 966777

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing Helpline opening times - 5 July - 14 August: 9am - 5pm. Thursday 15 August: 6:30am - 8pm. Friday 16 August: 8am - 6pm. Saturday 17 August and Sunday 18 August: 10am - 3pm. Normal opening times resume from Monday 19 August.


Course contact details

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