BSc (Hons) 3D Animation and Visualisation (Year 3 entry)

Year 3 entry only

3D animators create an imaginary world filled with people, cartoon characters and everyday objects moving and interacting within an ever-changing environment. Using state-of-the-art design software 3D animators make fictional worlds look real.

This programme will appeal to you if you wish to specialise in 3D computer animation for digital film and visual effects, games, architectural and concept visualisation, virtual simulation or motion graphics. The programme will introduce you to the modern practises of 3D content creation for the creative industry, help you realise your career path and offer you the ability to specialise in a suited job role.

Studio facilities include: 3D Computer Animation Labs, Virtual Reality Lab, HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio and Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and Rapid Prototyping machines.

The programme has been designed with consideration and feedback received from professionals in the 3D computer animation industry. Recognising the current developments in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), games, VFX and animation, this programme reflects closely the current requirements of the industry.

Your career

Among the exciting career possibilities for graduates from this course are 3D animator, 3D modeller, 3D graphic designer, game animator, architectural visualisation artist, video SFX artist and pre-visualisation artist for TV and film.

Year 3

3D Modelling and Digital Sculpting, Advanced Character Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Production for Industry, Research Skills & Professional Issues, Integrated Project 3.

Year 4

Advanced 3D Visualisation and Animation, Creative Practice, Portfolio, Industrial Practice Honours Project

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

BSc (Hons)
Full Time
2 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
2E4W
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 2 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Year 3

College HND: 3D Computer Animation (or equivalent) with a B in graded unit/s. Applicants will be required to submit a digital portfolio.

Portfolio

All applicants are required to submit a digital portfolio to gauge creative potential, motivation and suitability for the programme. Portfolios may be shortlisted to allow for an interview stage from a smaller pool of applicants.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2021/22

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU and International: £12,250

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

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Students have the opportunity for International Exchange. This could be for one trimester or a whole year study at another institution, often at one of our European partners, where courses are offered in English. Currently students taking this option do so at Year 3 and gain credits towards their degree.