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3D Computer Animation, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
This programme is designed to furnish graduates, and other entry-qualified students who wish to further their scholarship, animation experience, practical application and reinforce their professional attributes, with an experience which will further encourage and develop their creativity, expand their practical capabilities and sharpen their media awareness and critical faculties.


The 3D Computer Animation degree here at Swansea is one of the most established in the UK. Since 2003 our graduates have gained key industry experience with world-leading production companies, VFX studios and in games studios, commercials, in tv and many other entertainment fields. Graduates have gone on to work in Oscar-winning teams and on the feature films  Interstellar, Captain America, Jungle Book, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Fantastic Beasts, Hotel Transylvania, Thor, Skyfall, Prometheus, Chronicles Of Narnia, Man Of Steel, Iron Man 2, Kubo And The Two Strings, Boxtrolls, World War Z , and many, many more.   

You will be doing conceptual design, modelling and animating on this course. The degree encourages the use of solid artistic and conceptual methods via traditional/digital drawing techniques. However, as you progress each year, the degree provides options to specialise in a) storytelling and art direction b) within visual effects shots and compositing or c) motion capture technology. The opportunities for finding your niche with us are varied and will offer a lot of avenues in animation and the creative arts.

If you want to learn more on how to bring your 3D illusions to life, to see them in action on a digital stage, then develop your models and visuals and animations with us. Previous software experience and artistic skills are an advantage – but not essential.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 3D Animation
  • Production Methods
  • Pre-Production
  • Post Production 
  • Major Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • A degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. The nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.
  • For graduates of non-UK universities, sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme (eg IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    6200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Lampeter

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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