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    Taught on campus, at the heart of Glasgow's city centre, the BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation offers hands-on access to high-end professional tools and facilities. Where appropriate, the course uses industry standard software and students have the opportunity to develop their skills and become an active member of the creative industries. Studio facilities include 3D Computer Animation Lab, HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio and Game Design Studio - which together host equipment including 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and a Rapid Prototyping Machine for realising our digital work as a tangible art asset. All creative courses at Glasgow Caledonian University aim to enhance the students' employability skills and the group portfolio elements provide the opportunity to work within teams alongside colleagues from complimentary creative production disciplines. This method of learning, along with the industrial-based projects, provides a commercially rich environment from which to begin an exciting career within the creative industry.

    We use a traditional range of methods include examinations, coursework, class tests, presentations, computer-based exercises and written reports to assess our students, up until their final year when our students undertake an industrial project with a client based delivery. We promote Autodesk and Unity partnership and other industry links for briefs. The students benefit from guest lecturers from the creative industries while industry workflows and discussions are promoted and embedded into teaching and assessment to ensure that all of our teaching is relevant to the workplace.

    Detailed Course Facts

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    Not specified Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Year 1: Design Process, 2D Design, Digital Design, 3D Visualisation, Digital Video, Design Context.

    Year 2: Animation, 3D Modelling, Portfolio Production, Interactive Media Programming, Motion Graphics.

    Year 3: Lighting and Rendering Techniques, Advanced Animation, Individual Project, Group Project, Advanced Portfolio Production, Advanced 3D Modelling.

    Year 4: Honours Project, Advanced Rendering Techniques, 3D Internet Virtual Worlds, Industrial Project.

    Assessment: A variety of assessment methods are used, including reports, viva exams, folio presentation and written examinations.

    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 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • Higher: BBB
    • ILC: BBB
    • Summer School: If required, a Summer School is available for Mathematics.
    • Additional Requirements: Successful applicants will be invited to attend a portfolio interview prior to being offered a place on the programme.
    • Recommended Subjects: Art (H)
    • UCAS Tariff: 170 UCAS points
    • A-Level: CC

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    • 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 Glasgow Caledonian University.

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