Taught course

Computer Character Animation

Teesside University · School of Computing, Media and the Arts

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a creative discipline with significant Computer Animation experience. Mature applicants who have appropriate design experience will be considered. Applicants should have a portfolio of creative work for review.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you have a strong drawing ability and want to study concept art and develop a range of specialist skills? This course focuses on games and animation but is also suitable for students interested in related areas such as film, comics and illustration. You will undertake project based course work supported by dedicated staff with a wealth of practical experience of both the commercial and academic worlds. Your teaching is supported by close links to industry. In previous years we have had a range of visiting lecturers – a senior concept artist from Double Negative, an art director from Ubisoft, the director of Atomhawk and representatives from Dreamworks and Microsoft. We have also had visits from a range of freelancers specialising in areas such as character design, storyboarding and matte painting. Industry experts are actively involved in setting you tasks and providing feedback.

By completing the course you will develop and have recognised knowledge and understanding of the theory and application of criminal law. You will also develop cognitive, intellectual, practical, professional and generic key skills and qualities, which have a directly beneficial effect on future employability, whether in the legal profession or in subject-related disciplines, including academia. You will be equipped to contribute to and inform policy-making decisions in your chosen sphere.

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required as evidence of English language.

Fees and funding

For more details, please visit www.tees.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 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