Leeds Beckett University

Computer Animation and Visual Effects Leeds Beckett University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Creative thinking is at the heart of what we do. If you are passionate about filmmaking, animation, games or drawing, we will give you the skills to help you make your mark in the animation and visual effects industry.

The core themes of the course are storytelling, animation and cinematography. We will help you develop your creativity and technical ability in all these areas so that you graduate with the expertise in animation and visual effects employers are looking for.

You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of experience in the industry - Senior Lecturer Darren Wall has worked on award-winning animated short films for the BBC, while Rory McLeish has worked on Clint Eastwood's Hollywood blockbusters Flags of our Fathers and The Day After Tomorrow.

We will teach you about animation principles and practice, video production and advanced post production. The visual effects element of the course covers techniques from digital compositing to 3D character animation and dynamic simulation.

You will have the opportunity to exhibit your final projects to the general public and industry professionals at our end of year showcase.

The 3D motion capture equipment records and analyses human movement to produce animated content. We also have other movement analysis technology, including eye-tracking facilities.

We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is currently being reviewed for 2019 entry. The full confirmed details of the course as it will be offered for 2019/20 will be published from December 2018.

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This course is currently being reviewed for 2019 entry. Modules will be confirmed in February 2018.

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points A minimum of 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Leeds Beckett University
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