University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

MA 3D Computer Animation is a practice-led course that explores both the theory and practice of digital 3D animation in film, television, games and interactive applications. With new and emerging technologies changing how we make, understand and experience animation, you'll be encouraged to push boundaries and explore the practices of animation from a variety of critical and professional perspectives.

In an era of unparalleled opportunities for skilled visual players and sequential image-makers, you will create, explore and play with 3D digital technologies and develop a specialist personal practice.

The animation industry is rapidly evolving, with new developments in real-time animation and immersive digital world-building.

Through experimentation and learning of advanced technical skills, you?ll instigate innovative approaches driven by critical understanding and self-reflection.

During the course, you?ll create 3D computer animation sequences and assets, both individually and as part of creative teams comprising students from different media disciplines.

The course curriculum covers to two main areas:

Animation for Film and Motion Graphics

In this area, you'll learn the skills to be a specialist in the latest technologies within animation, lighting and compositing. Building on the principles of animation, cinematography and film language, you?ll explore filmic storytelling and characterization within short animated sequences, motion graphics and/or short films.

Animation for Games and Immersive Storytelling

You?ll learn specialist 3D animation techniques such as real-time animation, environment design, interactive design and 360° storytelling.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-28.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,220 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £22,920 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,220 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: This educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree (named above); Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.
  • International entry requirements: This educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree (named above); Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.