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MSc Computer Animation

University of Portsmouth
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

MSc Computer Animation

Computer animation is used across so many creative industries, from computer games and advertising, to television and film. If you're ready to learn the skills you need to work in the exciting computer animation industry – and take your education to the next level too – this is the Master's course for you.

On this MSc Computer Animation degree, you'll develop technical skills, learn to use the latest kit, and put your expertise into practice as you take on a computer animation project that matches your interests and career ambitions.

When you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in the creative and media industries.

Admission requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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Program content

Year 1

Core modules

  • Context and Definition
  • Professional, Academic and Research Development
  • Project Design and Development
  • Project Evaluation and Resolution

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery


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

Tuition fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time: £7,800
  • Part-time
    • Year 1: £5,200
    • Year 2: £2,600

International students

  • Full-time: £15,100
  • Part-time
    • Year 1: £10,070
    • Year 2: £5,030


In this course, you'll:

  • Design and develop 2D and 3D content, software, and research for a project of your choice
  • Use our industry-standard hardware, modern computer animation software and techniques to produce animation and innovative visuals
  • Build technological expertise in an area such as facial animation, virtual reality or motion capture
  • Carry out client-based research

Career opportunities

This course is ideal if you're a professional animator or someone with a computing background wanting to develop more specialist skills.

This course will give you the skills you need for a successful career in the entertainment industry, incorporating areas such as animation, visual effects in television/film and gaming. Other career prospects include:

  • 2D and 3D graphics
  • motion capture
  • virtual reality
  • project planning

Computer animation skills can also be used in fields which use visual simulation expertise, for example scientific exploration and historical or military case scenario representations.

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About this institute

University of Portsmouth

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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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