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MSc Computer Animation and Visual Effects

MSc Computer Animation and Visual Effects

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Animation Special Effects (Film/Video) Computer Appreciation / Introduction Adobe After Effects (Animation Software)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

Modules

In this module you'll pursue research into areas that interest you and present the results of your findings to fellow students and staff at a research symposium.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,750

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. A portfolio is also required in support of your application.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgraduate community. The university has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual subject areas: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Medical Science & Public...more

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