12 months
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About

The Computer Animation and Visual Effects course from Bournemouth University will assist you to become skilled in the technical aspects of computer animation and to graduate with the range and depth of technical knowledge necessary to become future Technical Directors, Artists or Research and Development Engineers within the computer animation and games sectors.

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Overview

Through a combination of theory and practical projects, both individual and collaborative, you’ll gain the experience and skills to work alongside computer animators to resolve technical problems either by configuring existing software tools or designing new tools.

  • Join the Computer Animation and Visual Effects course from Bournemouth University and develop a creative and innovative approach to the analysis and solution of problems
  • Apply technical, mathematical and algorithmic skills to develop tools to aid in the production of animation and games artefacts
  • Apply software to develop techniques in C++ to test new algorithms, write shaders to support rendering and develop scripts and tools to create new effects 
  • Attend visiting speaker talks from industry specialists, including some of our successful alumni. Graduates have worked on many award winning films such as Jojo Rabbit, Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The Lion King, Star Wars Rise of Skywalker, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Dunkirk 
  • Collaborate with students across the NCCA Master’s courses in Digital Effects and 3D Computer Animation during the Group Project providing a realistic setting to discover what it’s like working with other creative people and working to a strict timescale
  • Undertake a Masters project in preparation for the end of year degree show attended by top industry recruiters 
  •  Access industry standard facilities including animation laboratories, equipped with industry-standard software including Maya and Houdini
  • Attend BU's BFX Festival, the UK's largest visual effects, computer games & animation festival featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers, masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings and networking events
  • BU is ranked 4th in the top 25 animation schools and colleges in the world, 3rd in Europe and 1st in the UK (Animation Career Review 2020).

Careers

Our computer animation courses are well regarded within the industry and based on previous years, the employment prospects for postgraduates are excellent.

A number of our courses have the ScreenSkills Tick, which indicates the quality of our computer animation degrees and shows that we offer training that prepares you for a career in the sector. The ScreenSkills Tick is awarded by ScreenSkills, the sector skills council for the creative industries. We’ve worked very closely with ScreenSkills to develop a range of ground-breaking short courses aimed at media professionals.

All of our accredited courses have undergone a rigorous assessment process conducted by experts working in the creative media industries and our strong industry links have played an important role in gaining us this accreditation. 

Accreditation

Creative Skillset

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Simulation and Rendering
  • Animation Software Engineering
  • CGI Tools
  • CGI Techniques
  • Group Project
  • Pipeline and Technical Direction
  • Master’s Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline for this course. However, if you will need a visa, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your visa application to be processed.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject
  • For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. The qualification description on the course information pages should tell you what these are but please get in touch with the Future Students Enquiry Team if you are in doubt.
  • Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio in support of their application for this course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • £8,000 (UK, ROI & CI) 
  • £15,500 (Int'l)

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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