Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course aims to produce graduates with a balanced mix of technical and artistic skills that are highly valued within the CGI, visual effects, computer animation, games and multimedia industries. Taught by staff with specialisms in computing, TV, science, design and graphics, it balances theory with practical work, including the use of 2D and 3D CGI graphics software.

Course Modules

Core and optional modules include: Year 1: visual thinking or; mathematics and statistics; fundamental programming concepts; html programming and internet tools; introductory physics; visual structures; instrumentation principles for media technology; computer'generated imagery and sound 1; object'oriented programming with java. Year 2: computer'generated imagery 2; software development with java, advanced programming concepts or; visual basic; graphics software embedded language programming; introduction to multimedia design; computer animation; film and television studies; project design and investigation skills. Year 3: advanced CGI; technical direction in computer graphics; digital media editing and compositing; project; computer graphics and image processing; dissertation; option modules.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
6 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 96-112
  • European Baccalaureate
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 96-112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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69% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 64%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 56
Studying 16
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 22
Unknown 3

33% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 94%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation