Taught course

Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above.

Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio in support of their application for this course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop skills in the technical aspects of computer animation and graduate with the range and depth of knowledge necessary to become future Technical Directors, Artists or Research and Development Engineers within the computer animation and games sectors.

Why study MSc Computer Animation and Visual Effects at BU?

  • Apply technical, mathematical and algorithmic skills to develop tools to aid in the production of animation and games artefacts
  • Apply software to develop techniques in C++ to test new algorithms, write shaders to support rendering and develop scripts and tools to create new effects
  • Attend visiting speaker talks from industry specialists, including some of our successful alumni
  • Collaborate with students across the NCCA Master’s courses providing a realistic setting to discover what it’s like working with other creative people and to a strict timescale
  • Undertake a Masters project in preparation for the end of year degree show attended by top industry recruiters
  • Access industry standard facilities including animation laboratories, equipped with industry-standard software including Maya and Houdini.

Study at the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA)

The NCCA is one of the most established and highly regarded centres for computer graphics and animation education and research. As one of very few research-intensive animation centres in the UK, our expertise not only ensures our courses remain at the forefront of education, but also helps to define new industry practices.

The NCCA is ranked as the UK’s top animation school, second in Europe and third internationally (Animation Career Review, 2021).

This course is industry-recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
£15,750
Please check Bournemouth University course website for the latest tuition fees information.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

This course is delivered by the National Centre for Computer Animation

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1202 961 916