Taught course

3D Design for Virtual Environments

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Engineering and Built Environment

Entry requirements

Entry to the MA programme is based on an Honours degree or equivalent, ideally in a design, architecture, graphics, multimedia, business or marketing discipline, but all backgrounds will be considered. Candidates who have been working in industry may be accepted through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme is oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice and provides the key skills required to develop both practical and theoretical proficiency in any specialist area of 3D animation. The programme addresses the demand for visual designers with the creative vision and technical skills needed to support core design skill sets that exploit the animation and visualisation processes.

Working in a predominately digital environment, you will also explore the relationships between the use of video and animation materials within digital video, multimedia and web publishing. This allows for the experimentation with interactive media types and techniques in order to enhance understanding, learning and product conceptualisation.

The programme assumes no prior knowledge of 3D design; it provides the opportunity to add specialist 3D expertise in 3D modelling and animation, digital video production and digital media integration techniques to your existing skill set.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.0 with no single element below 5.5; or equivalent. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students

Fees and funding

Please contact the Admissions team for further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Digital Media Technology and Development; Video and Motion Graphics; Digital Media Publishing & Commercialisation; Digital Portfolio Production Techniques; Research and Project Methods Project/Dissertation

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630