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

This course is a development of the Computer Visualisation & Animation course which ran for over 20 years, producing graduates who now work all over the world as technical directors/artists, software producers and games developers in some of the leading animation and production houses, software houses, and computer game and digital media companies.

The course is taught within the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) and combines the study of art, animation techniques, applied maths and computing needed to satisfy the demands of modern (computer animation, film, VFX and games) production. Guest lectures from some of the UK’s leading animation studios mean you’ll have access to real-world professionals sharing their knowledge of the industry.

There is a unique 50/50 mix of art and science on this course, reflecting practice relevant to the production of computer graphics and animation for a range of industries and applications. Once you graduate, you’ll be able to create art and animation using computer code and describe complex ideas using film and animation. This course is accredited by Creative Skillset, placing it in the ranks of the top creative training and education providers this country has to offer.

Our graduates have gone on to produce Oscar-winning visual effects for the likes of Ex Machina, Inception and Interstellar. Students have also worked on blockbusters such as the Star Wars franchise, Gravity, Avatar, the Harry Potter series and more.

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

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Entry requirements

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.). BTEC Extended Diploma: 112 tariff points (Grade DMM). A portfolio will also be required in support of your application. 

For September 2020 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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