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BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

University of Portsmouth
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Portsmouth
English

Program description

BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Ready to make your mark on the computer animation and visual effects industry and get stuck into a career packed with creative potential?

On this professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects degree course, you'll use our fantastic animation and VFX facilities to unleash your ideas. You’ll build a portfolio of work to showcase your abilities and learn how to get it in front of potential employers.

Admission requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels – BBB–BBC
  • UCAS points – 112–120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
  • International Baccalaureate – 25

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Core modules

  • Eportfolio
  • Foundation in 3D Modelling
  • Foundations in Graphics
  • Skills And Principles For Animation
  • Tools for Animation
  • Visual Communication

Year 2

Core modules

  • CGI Lighting and Look Development
  • Project Initiation and Career Management

Optional modules

  • Creative Technologies Study Exchange
  • CCI Self-Employed Placement
  • CCI Work Placement – Full Year
  • Commerical Asset Production for Real Time
  • Animation Programming and Scripting
  • Design and Visual Research for Cinema and Game
  • Designing for Animation
  • Image Preparation for VFX
  • Introduction to Visual Effects
  • Matchmoving for VFX
  • Previsualisation and Motion Capture
  • Professional Experience
  • Sculpting and Rigging for Film
  • Student Enterprise

Year 3

Core modules

  • Creative Media
  • Creative Professional Development
  • Final Year Project: Preparation
  • Final Year Project: Resolution

Optional modules

  • Advanced Compositing for VFX
  • Advanced Creature FX and Rigging
  • Advanced Visual Effects and Environments
  • Animation and Setup for Computer Animation
  • Motion Capture Applications
  • Real-Time Interactive Group Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Tuition fees

  • For UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
  • For International students: £16,300 per year

Qualification

On this Computer Animation and Visual Effects degree course you’ll:

  • Learn from professionals who are currently working in the animation and visual effects (VFX) industry
  • Build your skills in key areas such as concept drawing, 3D animation, physics-based simulation and compositing
  • Get your hands on professional software that’s used in the industry, including NUKEX, Maya, 3DS Max, ZBrush, Houdini, Katana and Mari
  • Put our motion capture facilities to use and learn in our virtual reality lab
  • Get the chance to be involved with the University’s computer-generated imagery (CGI) film, Stina and the Wolf
  • Develop games and get involved in the annual Game Jam Portsmouth with fellow students
  • Make the most of our industry links, including guest speakers, work placements and sponsored prizes for your final year project
  • Tailor your studies to match your interests and ambitions

Career opportunities

This course mirrors many industrial processes and creative practices, setting you up for some of the most exciting jobs in today’s media industries.

Potential employers include computer animation and visual effects companies for film and TV, computer games and visualisation industries.

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University of Portsmouth

Join us at the UK's only island-city! At Portsmouth, we have five faculties: Business and Law, Science, Creative and Cultural Industries, Humanities, and Technology. Our highest ranking courses are in the field of Biology, but we also have a long...


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Why study at University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.

Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.

Contact info

University of Portsmouth

Winston Churchill Avenue
PO1 2UP Portsmouth Hampshire
United Kingdom

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www.port.ac.uk

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