3D Computer Animation (MA)

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 8000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15500 per year

All study options

About 3D Computer Animation at Bournemouth University

Please note this course is now full for September 2020 entry. Any further applications that meet the entry requirements will be placed on a waiting list. You may wish to consider MSc Computer Animation & Visual Effects or MA Digital Effects.

This Master’s in 3D Computer Animation, delivered by the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, modelling, lighting, rigging, texturing, compositing and simulation. 

Develop the skills needed to work in a number of areas where computer animation is applied, including films, animated features, computer games, television production, commercials, illustration, scientific visualisation, flight simulation, virtual environments, architectural visualisations and interactive media.

  • Gain an understanding of the inter-relation of aesthetic, perceptual and technical factors involved in the development of CG productions
  • Develop a creative and innovative approach to the analysis and solution of problems in CG productions
  • Collaborate with students from across the NCCA Master’s courses in Digital Effects and Computer Animation & Visual Effects providing a realistic setting to discover what it’s like working with other creative and technical people
  • Join our regular visiting practitioners lecture series where you'll learn about the 2D and 3D industry from practising artists and companies, including our graduates
  • Attend regular Masterclasses from professionals. Over the past five years, we have attracted some of the best Visual Effects, Animation and Games studios from around the world to present to our students.
  • Undertake a Masters project with dedicated production time to create a substantial and original project in preparation for the degree show in London attended by top industry recruiters 
  • Study in a professional studio environment, facilities include a full suite of industry-standard 2D and 3D software, a full Motion Capture studio and a High-Definition Television Studio 
  • 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
  • Follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have worked on films such as Jojo Rabbit, The Avengers, The Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The Lion King, Star Wars Rise of Skywalker, Blade Runner 2049, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald and Dunkirk
  • BU is ranked 4th in the top 25 animation schools and colleges in the world, 3nd in Europe and 1st in the UK (Animation Career Review 2020).

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 awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Entry requirements

Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. The academic team will look at your online application including your qualifications, personal statement and any work experience. Please make sure your application stands out from the crowd and leaves us in no doubt that you want to study at Bournemouth University. Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio in support of their application for this course.

If English is not your first language: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.

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