Computer Animation Technical Arts (BA (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14100 per year

All study options

About Computer Animation Technical Arts at Bournemouth University

If you want to create art and animation using computer code, and describe technical ideas using film and animation, this is the course for you. Our graduates work all over the world in some of the leading animation and production houses.

Why study BA (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts at BU?

  • This course is accredited by ScreenSkills, joining the ranks of the top creative training and education providers the UK has to offer 
  • Select specialised options that reflect the versatile nature of production, including real-time engines, rendering, character rigging, data and motion capture. 
  • Undertake a variety of assessments including open ended briefs where you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own specialisms as well as industry live briefs  
  • Benefit from supportive tutors who provide tailored and personal reviews of your work  
  • Make invaluable contacts before you graduate through regular industry guest speakers and BU’s BFX Festival, featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers, masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings and networking events Access specialist facilities including a new green screen and motion capture studio, as well as animation laboratories, equipped with industry-standard software.

The NCCA is one of the most established and highly regarded centres for computer graphics and animation education and research. The centre 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). 

As one of very few research-intensive animation centres in the UK our expertise not only ensure our courses remain at the forefront of education, but also help to define new industry practices. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14100 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Placement year: £850

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Entry requirements

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry:

The entry requirements for this course are 112 - 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent including 32 points in one required subject. (Required subject: An Art, Design, Mathematics or Technology subject including Computing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Maths, Photography, Physics). BTEC Extended Diploma: 112 tariff points (Grade DMM in a required subject). A portfolio will also be required in support of your application. 

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University to prepare for your chosen course:

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