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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    What will I study?

    • This course was designed as part of a framework of courses that include the extremely successful course BA (Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation
    • This course provides the opportunity to study how to apply art computer technology to the fundamental principles of the art and craft of animation, films, and games
    • It contains specialist units in art practice, visual studies and aesthetic theory

    Who should do this course?

    • The course is ideal for people who are highly creative and have a passion to use and exploit the creative potential of state of the art computer technology
    • Students should demonstrate both intellectual and creative abilities
    • Applicants need to show an understanding of the animation industry
    • Students require strong technical drawing ability
    • Students should possess a strong awareness of the visual arts
    • Applicants need to demonstrate good written and oral communication skills

    What can I do next?

    • Graduates will have skills applicable to a wide range of careers in animation, effects and games, but will be especially suited to roles such as director, environment artist, concept artist, character animator or compositor
    • Many of our graduates go on to study a postgraduate course at BU

    Tell me more

    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

    To view the course content please visit the course profile on our website.

    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, including 120 points from one specified A-level (determined by our academic and admissions team, from the A-levels you are studying), or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM.

    Required subjects

    Two creative subjects such as Fine Art or Graphic Design or Photography.

    Relevant subjects

    Any other creative, visual or technical subject including Dance, Music, Theatre and Drama.

    Excluded subjects

    This course does not accept A Level General Studies.


    Minimum requirement of 5 GCSE's grade A* - C including English and Maths at grade B or equivalent qualifications.

    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.


    For fees and funding information, please visit our website.

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