Taught course

Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Teesside University · School of Computing, Media and the Arts

Entry requirements

2.2 honours degree (or above) in animation or computing or significantly documented relevant industrial experience. You must submit a portfolio with examples of 3D/2D visual effects work as part of the admissions process.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is ideal if you have established technical and/or creative skills and wish to develop academic or commercial practice. Focus on the practical skills and knowledge required to participate in design and initiate discussions at the highest level. This course responds to a specific industry niche, capitalising on the industry and academic experience of our staff members. You focus heavily on specialised computer animation and visual effects practice. We have extensive facilities to support this work – both software and hardware. Staff have technical expertise in maths, computing and Linux, and the creativity to help you produce convincing animation and visual effects that look great. You study four core modules in pairs and negotiate your personal learning goals for each module with your tutor. Topics can include: compositing; animation; particle and fluid dynamics; python scripting and maths; motion capture; matte painting; set extensions; motion tracking and rigging.

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6 or equivalent is required as evidence of English language. For information please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For information on funding please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
18 months


full time
8 months
part time
24 months


full time
4 months
part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment35
Creative work35
Dissertation30 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, Computing
01642 342639