Animation and VFX, M.Sc. | University of Dundee | Dundee, United Kingdom
12 months
20900 GBP/year
8765 GBP/year
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In the M.Sc. Animation and VFX from University of Dundee you will learn the creative and technical skills and the professional production pipelines that you need to work in the animation industry.


This M.Sc. Animation and VFX from University of Dundee mixes creative and critical thinking, and will develop your technical skill-set using industry-standard software such as Maya, Nuke, and Houdini.

What sets this course apart from others is how industry-facing it is. You will undertake a live project with an animation studio where you will work to a targeted brief, learn professional production pipelines, and receive feedback on your work. You will also develop a narrative-based film and showreel or breakdown reel as part of your final expo.

We have great connections to the animation, film, television, video games, and comics industries, and many of our graduates have gone on to work around the world for top studios and franchises.

Graduate credits include:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
  • Jurassic World
  • Black Panther

You will be supported by our academic and technical staff, who are or have recently been practitioners in industry. You will also have access to facilities, including dedicated studio space, 4K edit suites, and a green screen production studio.


You could work in the following areas:

  • 3D VFX artist
  • compositor
  • character designer
  • technical director
  • environments designer

Graduates have also gone on to study for a PhD or to work in education.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Research and Development in Practice
  • Exploring Practice 
  • Advanced Production
  • Going Live
  • A&V - Realisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree in an appropriate discipline, although applicants with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered.
  • You will need to submit a showreel of your work. This will need to be around 1-2 minutes in duration and uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. You will also need to upload a portfolio of up to 15 images.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8765 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8765 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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