Thanks to the advancement of film, computer gaming and special effects, 3D animation is increasingly popular. This has meant that the demand for specially trained 3D animators is higher than ever. Courses might be called 3D animation, or 3D computer animation. You will learn a variety of cutting edge skills, such as graphic design, visual effects, character animation and motion capture.
An undergraduate degree will give a good foundation level of 3D animation knowledge. You will explore the animation industry, and develop and understanding of industry standard equipment and technology. As well as this, you will likely be introduced to the games industry and film industry, as they are popular destinations for graduates. You might study modules on 3D digital animation and games, film, television, design concepts, and post-production techniques.
Your degree will be taught through a mixture of modes. Although this will include lectures and seminars, because animation is a highly creative industry, you will also be given many opportunities to put your knowledge into practice. Some universities might encourage you to participate in a placement year or module.