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3D Design for Virtual Environments MSc

3D Design for Virtual Environments MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Three Dimensional Design (3d Design)

Course type


Course Summary

3D visualisation and animation play a role in many areas, and the popularity of these media just keeps growing. Digital animation provides the eye-catching special effects in the 21st century's favourite films and television shows; 3D design is also essential to everyday work in everything from computer games development, online virtual world development and industrial design to marketing, product design and architecture.

GCU's programme in 3D Design for Virtual Environments will help you develop the skills to thrive in a successful career as a visual designer. The programme is practical and career-focused, oriented towards current industry needs, technology and practice. No prior knowledge of 3D design is required.

The curriculum will help you build your creative vision and technical skills as a 3D designer.

Explore the use of video and animation in digital video, multimedia and web publishing
Experiment with interactive media types and techniques
Sharpen your skills in creative thinking and generating ideas
Master digital video production and digital media integration techniques
Gain pre-production skills like planning, storyboarding and conceptualising
Practise production skills like 3D modelling, animation, lighting and rendering
Develop post-production skills in video editing and integrating 2D and 2D visuals
Work with cutting-edge computer applications and digital environments

At GCU, you'll join a friendly community of smart, talented people who love the work they do. People who love to take on a creative challenge and are just as happy to collaborate as they are to compete. People who look for ways to support the common good and make the world a more beautiful, welcoming place.

Our mission is producing graduates who have the skills to make a positive impact with their work - and the perspective to understand why it matters.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



An introduction to digital media hardware and software tools, and methods of production and organisation. The student will learn 3Dvisualisation and animation techniques using the latest 3D software applications.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an UK Honours degree 2:2 or above.

University information

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees both on campus, online and via distance learning. Graduates at GCU can gain postgraduate, masters and PhD status in subjects ranging from Climate Justice to Fashion and Lifestyle Marketing. There are five academic schools offering postgraduate programmes at GCU, which are: Glasgow School for Business and Society School of Computing, Engineering and Built...more