3D Animation and Visualisation Glasgow Caledonian University

3D animators create an imaginary world filled with people, cartoon characters and everyday objects moving and interacting within an ever changing environment. Using state-of-the- art design software 3D animators make fictional worlds look real.

This programme will appeal to you if you wish to cover theory and practice, as well as combine traditional art skills with the latest creative technology in 3D animation, 3D Visualisation and CG Visual Effects.

GCU's studio facilities include: 3D Computer Animation Labs, Virtual Reality Lab, HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio and Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and Rapid Prototyping machines.

Our programme has been designed with consideration and feedback received from professionals in the 3D computer animation industry. Recognising the current developments in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), games, VFX and animation this programme reflects closely the current requirements of the industry.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code 2E4W
Institution code G42
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

HND 3D Computer Animation (or equivalent) with a A/B in the Graded Units. Applicants will be required to submit a digital portfolio.
Portfolio submission
All applicants are required 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 applicants.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish domiciled and EU full-time undergraduate students studying in Scotland will not normally have to pay tuition fees, although you must still apply to have your fees paid on your behalf by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) each year. You should apply online through the SAAS website. You can usually apply from April onwards. For eligibility details and information on how to apply, visit www.saas.gov.uk. Students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (rUK), should apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from their own Local Education Authority. If you live in: England - you should apply to Student Finance Direct Wales - you should apply to Student Finance Wales Northern Ireland - you should apply to Student Finance NI

Sponsorship information

The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.