What will I study?

  • This computer animation degree was created through extensive industry consultation with Film and Games companies such as Framestore, Natural Motion, Double Negative, Lionhead, Frontier, Rare and many more
  • You will be taught and mentored by Industry Practitioners on a weekly basis and attend master classes from industry leaders such as Sony and DreamWorks
  • This technical computer animation degree will immerse you into the world of animation and visual effects; you will be working collaboratively within a film and games production environment with other students within the NCCA.
  • Who should do this course?

    • Students who demonstrate a strong mathematical and technical background
    • Applicants need to demonstrate both intellectual and creative abilities
    • Students who show an understanding of the animation industry
    • Applicants need to demonstrate good written and oral communication skills

    What can I do next?

    • Graduates are now working on major international blockbusters such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek and Avatar
    • Graduates of the NCCA are employed internationally by animation production houses, software houses, computer game, and digital media companies, who are invited to attend the annual degree show hosted by a top computer animation company in London
    • On this computer animation degree you will learn software and application design, with the aim that you will go onto to work as Research and Development Technical Director, Games Engineer programmer or Application Software Designer within the animation or gaming industry

    Tell me more

    One of the most important aspects of any Animation, Games and Effects film or television series, is that it involves a large group of individuals with quite diverse areas of expertise working very closely together. To reflect this fact our animation degrees are organised in a similar fashion. Students from all three animation degree in the Media School, have to work together in production based group projects and have to rely on each others expertise and talent for the success of their project.

    Computer Animation is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of creative endeavour and technical development. It is an exciting, fast-changing and rewarding area to be involved with. Both the technology and the creative application of this technology have reached such a level of maturity and sophistication that we begin to see a number of quite distinct and specialised application areas emerging which graduates of this course can enter. Such areas are 3D computer animation production, 2D and 3D digital special effects, and computer games.

    In particular, the last decade has seen a truly amazing growth in computer animation and its applications. This is manifested in the production of fully synthetic feature films such as Shrek, photorealistic digital special effects such as Star Wars and The Matrix, and a wide range of computer games.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 10603 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 14727 Year (International)

For 2014 entry:

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands: £9,000
  • International (non-EU): £12,500
Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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UK requirements for international applications

Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


Tariff points

The entry requirements for this course are 320 to 340 tariff points from 3 A-levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD.

Required subjects

At least two technical A Levels such as Maths, Computing and Physics.

Relevant subjects

Creative, visual or technical subjects including Dance, Music, Theatre and Drama.

Excluded subjects

General Studies.


This course requires a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades A* to C, including English and a B in Maths.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Bournemouth University.


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