14 months
23610 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The 3D Computer Animation programme offered by the University of the Arts London (UAL) is a practice-led course that explores both the theory and practice of digital 3D animation in film, television, games and interactive applications. 


In an era of unparalleled opportunities for skilled visual players and sequential image-makers, you will create, explore and play with 3D digital technologies and develop a specialist personal practice.

The animation industry is rapidly evolving, with new developments in real-time animation and immersive digital world-building. 

Through experimentation and learning of advanced technical skills, you’ll instigate innovative approaches driven by critical understanding and self-reflection.

During The 3D Computer Animation programme offered by the University of the Arts London (UAL) you’ll create 3D computer animation sequences and assets, both individually and as part of creative teams comprising students from different media disciplines.

Work experience and opportunities

Live industry projects, workshops and professionals masterclasses, will introduce you to a field that’s constantly growing and developing, giving you skills for work in a collaborative and/or independent practice.

Through engagement with a range of industry professionals and permanent teaching staff, you’ll have access to workshops that build in complexity from intermediate to advanced levels across 3D computer animation skills.

Academic contextualisation, criticality and curiosity underpin studio practice, while collaboration across courses and programmes within the Screen School are encouraged.

The course supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed practice.

Programme Structure

The course curriculum covers to two main areas:

  • Animation for Film and Motion Graphics - In this area, you'll learn the skills to be a specialist in the latest technologies within 3D modelling, rigging, lighting, animation and compositing. Building on the principles of animation, cinematography and film language, you’ll explore filmic storytelling and characterisation within short animated sequences, motion graphics and/or short films.
  • Animation for Games and Immersive Storytelling - You’ll learn specialist 3D animation techniques such as real-time animation, environment design, interactive design and 360° storytelling.

Courses include: 

  • 3D Computer Animation Fundamentals
  • Design for Animation, Narrative Structures and Film Language
  • Advanced and Experimental 3D Computer Animation Techniques
  • Final Major Project and Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline has passed. However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree in either animation, illustration, visual communication, graphic design or closely related subject, and present a portfolio of moving-image work. 
  • Possession of equivalent qualifications;
  • Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required;
  • Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together.
  • Employment history
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio
  • If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23610 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23610 GBP per year during 14 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 14 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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