Computer Animation BA (Hons)

BA (Hons) Computer Animation is an internationally recognised, award-winning course. You can develop your creative talents, and gain the practical and technical skills for an exciting career in TV, Film, Visual Effects or Games. Artistic and creative practices, enabling you to produce the best results possible, underpin the computer-generated content of the course.

Graduates from the computer animation course have worked at prestigious studios throughout the world. These include, Sony Pictures Imageworks and DreamWorks Animation, worked on productions such as Star Wars (Solo and The Last Jedi), Ready Player One, Avengers (Infinity War and Age of Ultron), The Jungle Book, Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter films and Guardians of the Galaxy. This also includes cutting-edge computer games studios like Rockstar North, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (PlayStation) and EA Games (UK and USA).

This course is recognised by industry professionals as one of the top UK educational providers for 3D CG Animation and 3D CG Art. It's the only course in the UK to hold ScreenSkills Accreditations for both animation and digital games art. Also, the computer animation degree was ranked in the Top 10 3D Animation Courses in Europe, by the International Student Awards "The Rookies" (formerly The CG Student Awards), in 2018.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course


You will be asked to take part in a 30-minute interview before we can fully consider your application or make you an offer. You will be also be required to bring a portfolio to support your application. This is because the course requires students to have strong artistic and design abilities. Your portfolio should be a carefully constructed selection of your work, preferably produced during your most recent course of study, and can include any personal work or projects that you feel are relevant to the course. All work should be well organised and presented.

You may wish to demonstrate examples of:

  • Life-drawing and observational drawing
  • Painting and mixed-media studies
  • Evidence of design and thought processes
  • Examples of character designs, concept art, etc
  • Technical drawings (if appropriate)
  • Photographs of any physical 3D work that you have produced
  • Sketchbooks showing all preparatory work

You may also wish to bring examples of digital 2D or 3D CG work on a tablet, laptop, or HDD for consideration at the interview. During the interview you should be prepared to discuss your work and the designers, animators and/or artists who have influenced you. The interview will last for approximately 30 minutes.

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD to include a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level with a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass in a relevant subject (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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