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MA 3D Computer Animation

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  • Entry requirements
    A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 in any subject or above or equivalent. Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio in support of their application for this course.









    If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    MA
  • Course description
    This Master’s in 3D Computer Animation, delivered by the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, modelling, lighting, rigging, texturing, compositing and simulation. 
    Develop the skills needed to work in a number of areas where computer animation is applied, including films, animated features, computer games, television production, commercials, illustration, scientific visualisation, flight simulation, virtual environments, architectural visualisations and interactive media.

    Gain an understanding of the inter-relation of aesthetic, perceptual and technical factors involved in the development of CG productions
    Develop a creative and innovative approach to the analysis and solution of problems in CG productions
    Collaborate with students from across the NCCA Master’s courses in Digital Effects and Computer Animation & Visual Effects providing a realistic setting to discover what it’s like working with other creative and technical people
    Join our regular visiting practitioners lecture series where you'll learn about the 2D and 3D industry from practising artists and companies, including our graduates
    Attend regular Masterclasses from professionals. Over the past five years, we have attracted some of the best Visual Effects, Animation and Games studios from around the world to present to our students.
    Undertake a Masters project with dedicated production time to create a substantial and original project in preparation for the degree show in London attended by top industry recruiters 
    Study in a professional studio environment, facilities include a full suite of industry-standard 2D and 3D software, a full Motion Capture studio and a High-Definition Television Studio 
    Attend BU's BFX Festival, the UK's largest visual effects, computer games & animation festival featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers, masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings and networking events
    Follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have worked on films such as Jojo Rabbit, The Avengers, The Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The Lion King, Star Wars Rise of Skywalker, Blade Runner 2049, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald and Dunkirk
    BU is ranked 4th in the top 25 animation schools and colleges in the world, 3nd in Europe and 1st in the UK (Animation Career Review 2020).

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