Why study MA Digital Effects at BU? 

  • Become proficient in acquisition filming, 3D animation and 2D compositing, facilitating your understanding of the entire digital effects pipeline 
  • Explore toolsets such as dynamics, green screen, tracking and digital assets in order to push yourself and your work to the next level of visual success 
  • Undertake multiple projects both individually and alongside students from across the NCCA Master's courses 
  • Benefit from visiting speaker talks from industry specialists, including some of our successful alumni 
  • Create a substantial and original project in preparation for the end of year degree show attended by top industry recruiters 
  • Access industry-standard facilities including a new green screen and motion capture studio, as well as animation labs, equipped with industry-standard software Houdini and Nuke. 

Study at the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA)

The NCCA is one of the most established and highly regarded centres for computer graphics and animation education and research. As one of very few research-intensive animation centres in the UK, our expertise not only ensures our courses remain at the forefront of education, but also helps to define new industry practices. 

The NCCA is ranked as the UK’s top animation school, second in Europe and third internationally (Animation Career Review, 2021).  

This course is industry-recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.

MA Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.  The academic team will look at your online application including your qualifications, personal statement and any work experience. Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio in support of their application for this course. Please make sure your application stands out from the crowd and leaves us in no doubt that you want to study at Bournemouth University.

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