12 months
17000 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc Computer Animation degree from University of Portsmouth will prepare you to work in animation roles across the creative and media industries. Whether you want to work in computer games, television, film or advertising, this Master’s will help you to build on your existing animation experience, specialise in specific areas of animation and prepare for the career you want. 

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During the Computer Animation course from the University of Portsmouth you’ll have opportunities to attend industry talks, network with professionals and develop your showreel. You’ll graduate ready to enter the industry, and be able to showcase your skills, knowledge and experience to potential employers. 

Taught by lecturers with experience in many areas of animation, including specialists in 3D modelling/sculpting, texturing, rigging, 3D animation, FX and compositing, this Master's will enhance your technical animation skills and subject knowledge as you use industry equipment and software to build on your previous experience. 

You'll apply your learning in an individual CGI/Animation/VFX project, which you’ll tailor to your skills, interests and career goals with support from your supervisor. 

This qualification is an option on the MSc Creative Technologies course. 

You'll apply for the MSc Creative Technologies course, then choose Computer Animation as your pathway project after you start the course. You'll graduate with MSc Computer Animation.

Careers this Master's prepares you for

This MSc Computer Animation degree is your opportunity to specialise in a particular area of animation and develop your existing industry skills. You'll build on the broad knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. 

During the course you’ll enhance your showreel as you prepare for work in industry.  

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Context and Definition
  • Professional, Academic and Research Development
  • Project Design and Development
  • Project Evaluation and Resolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • If you're applying as an international student with a non-UK degree, you’ll need to show you meet the UK entry requirements listed above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK, EU, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £5,400 in year 1 and £2,700 in year 2
  • International students: £11,330 in year 1 and £5,670 in year 2

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 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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