Taught course

Animation and VFX

University of Dundee · Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree in an appropriate discipline, although applicants with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered.

You will need to submit a showreel of your work. This will need to be around 1-2 minutes in duration and uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. You will also need to upload a portfolio of up to 15 images.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will teach you the creative and technical skills you need to work in the animation and visual effects industry. This course mixes creative and critical thinking, and will develop your technical skill-set using industry-standard software such as Maya, Nuke, and Houdini.

What sets this course apart from others is how industry-facing it is. You will undertake a live project with an animation studio where you will work to a targeted brief, learn professional production pipelines, and receive feedback on your work. You will also develop a narrative-based film and showreel or breakdown reel as part of your final expo.

We have great connections to the animation, film, television, video games, and comics industries, and many of our graduates have gone on to work around the world for top studios and franchises.

Graduate credits include:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Jurassic World
  • Black Panther

You will be supported by our academic and technical staff, who are or have recently been practitioners in industry. You will also have access to facilities, including dedicated studio space, 4K edit suites, and a green screen production studio.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Mr Phillip Vaughan
+44 (0)1382 385296