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Bachelors Degrees in Computer Animation Worldwide

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Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire United Kingdom

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Computer Animation with Digital Art BA

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) United Kingdom

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BA/BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation BA, BA (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) United Kingdom

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Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth United Kingdom

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Three-Dimensional Computer Animation and Modelling BA (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire (UH) United Kingdom

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Computer Animation & Visual Effects BA (Hons)

Bournemouth University (BU) United Kingdom

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Creative Computing - Animation BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University United Kingdom

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Computer Animation BA (Hons)

University of South Wales United Kingdom

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3D Computer Animation BA, MArt

University of Wales Trinity Saint David United Kingdom

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Bachelor of Multimedia Technology (Hons.) in Computer Animation UG:Bachelor

Universiti Kuala Lumpur (Uni KL) Malaysia

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Computer Animation Arts BA (Hons)

University for the Creative Arts (UCA) United Kingdom

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Diploma in Digital Animation University Diploma

UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie Malaysia

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Computer Arts and Animation NC (SCQF level 5) Other UG Award

City of Glasgow College United Kingdom

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Computer Arts BA (Hons)

Abertay University United Kingdom

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Computer Games Technology UG:Certificate

Griffith College Ireland

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Animation and Computing BA

University of Worcester United Kingdom

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Computing for Graphics and Animation BSc, BSc (Hons)

Robert Gordon University United Kingdom

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Study a Computer Animation degree abroad in 2024

Computer animation is at the forefront of the animation world today. It is the technique used in most animated films, games, and other productions. You will cover all aspects of animation design, from idea to creation and production, as well as understanding and exploring the software behind the design process.

An undergraduate degree in computer animation will give you a foundation of knowledge around the fundamentals of animation. You will study modules on computer generated animation, as well as graphic design, special effects, and motion capture.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical and computer laboratory sessions. You might be required to take part in a placement year, which will develop your professional practice.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence the area in which you choose to work after you have graduated. Common specialisations include:

  • Moving Image Theory and Practice
  • Lighting and Rendering
  • Digital Fabrication
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Character Design

If your degree programme requires you to write a dissertation or submit a final year project, this will give you the opportunity to further research a favoured area of computer animation.

The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries have different accreditation systems. Typically, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc), or a Bachelor of the Arts (BA).

Generally, an undergraduate degree in computer animation will take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years, when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your degree course, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

The most common destination for computer animation graduates is to work directly within the field, in roles such as animators, graphic designers and art directors. Graduates will also be able to find work in areas such as advertising, web design, and publishing, among others.

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