BA (Hons) Computer Animation

This Skillset-accredited Computer Animation degree is designed with industry professionals to ensure you have the up-to-date skills and specialist training required by the film, TV, commercials, VFX and games industries. Because of this, our graduates are snapped up by companies like Sony Pictures Imageworks and Dreamworks Animation and have gone on to work on productions that include Harry Potter, Beowulf, Spiderman 3, Dinotopia, Walking with Beasts, Walking with Dinosaurs and more.

You’ll begin with an introduction to 3D computer animation and 3D digital art principles, then progress to advanced computer-based animation, 3D digital art and compositing. During years two and three you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas such as character animation, animated short film-making and much more. See more student work on our Computer Animation Hiive website

What you will study

Year one

  • Introduction to Animation Techniques
  • Visual Studies: Animation
  • Contextual Studies: Animation
  • 3D CG Fundamentals
  • Introduction to CG Production Pipeline
  • Character Design, 3D CG Modelling and Animation

Year two

  • Critical Studies: Animation
  • Visual Forms in Animation and Computer Games
  • Narrative Forms in Animation, Comics and Computer Games
  • Visual and Narrative Forms in Animation
  • Minor Project (3D CG)
  • Personal Project (3D CG)
  • Collaborative Project (3D CG)
  • Advanced 3D Computer Art Techniques
  • CCI Work Experience

Year three

  • Major Project Production (3D CG) Running 40 Specified
  • The Animation Business...
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Gareth Hutchinson, Computer Animation Course Leader
Pete Hodges, Academic Subject Manager
Philip Duncan, Lecturer
Nick Hood, Lecturer
Brian Fagence, Lecturer
Gerald Emanuel, Lecturer
Lorna Walker, Lecturer
Stan Evens Demonstrator

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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