Bournemouth University: 3D Computer Animation (MA)

InstitutionBournemouth University View institution profile
Department National Centre for Computer Animation
Telephone 01202 961916
Study type Taught


This Master’s in 3D computer animation is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, modelling, lighting, rigging, texturing, compositing and simulation. This course will help you acquire the skills needed to work in a number of areas where computer animation is applied, including films, animated features, computer games, television production, commercials, illustration, scientific visualisation, flight simulation, virtual environments, architectural visualisations and interactive media.

We enjoy very strong links with industry, due largely to the ubiquity of NCCA graduates in the film, game and television industries. We host regular visiting practitioners lecture series where you'll be able to learn about the 2D and 3D industry from practicing artists and companies, as well as attend regular Masterclasses from professionals. Over the past five years we have attracted some of the best Visual Effects, Animation and Games studios from around the world to present to our students and we've created a professional studio environment where you'll be provided with your own workstation which is accessible 24/7.

1 course option

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent. A digital portfolio of your work must accompany your application and an interview may be required for this course. If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.


Master's project.


Core units: Moving Image Theory; Group Project; Computer Animation Techniques; Computer Animation Principles; Computer Animation Principles & Techniques; Personal Inquiry; Master's Project.

Location Talbot Campus
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB


EU 8000 GBP for Whole course
England 8000 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 8000 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 8000 GBP for Whole course
Wales 8000 GBP for Whole course
Channel Islands 8000 GBP for Whole course
International 15000 GBP for Whole course

Bournemouth University


Why BU?
We offer an extensive range of postgraduate taught courses, as well as doctoral opportunities. If you study at BU, you’re choosing be fully prepared for professional practice, to gain industry accreditation and to take advantage of the placement opportunities available on some courses.

At BU we value excellence, achievement, authenticity, creativity and responsibility, but we also believe in having fun and making new friends. A further benefit of being a part of our postgraduate community is its sheer diversity – our staff and students come from over 100 countries and our outlook is truly global. Our ...

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