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  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    What will I experience?

    On this course you can:

    • Win prizes for your final-year projects awarded by our industry sponsors including Autodesk, Avid and Sony
    • Use our cutting-edge, industry-standard software and benefit from access to extra curricular workshops in support of your skills, such as software and drawing skills
    • Opt to do a salaried placement year either in the UK or overseas

    What opportunities might it lead to?

    This course mirrors many industrial processes and creative practices, equipping you for some of the most exciting jobs in today’s media industries. Potential employers include the animated film, TV or computer games industries.
    Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

    • animation design
    • 2D and 3D graphics
    • motion capture
    • virtual reality
    • project planning

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified 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

    Year one

    The content of the course mirrors many industrial processes and creative practices that we have discussed with our industrial partners both in film and games industries. You will begin the course by getting to grips with the software tools and editing packages which you will use throughout the course. You will also begin to build your own portfolio of work while examining the issues of copyright, piracy, hacking, social engineering and codes of conduct.
    Core units in this year include:

    • Foundation in 3D Modelling
    • Foundations in Graphics
    • Skills and Principles for Animation
    • Tools for Animation
    • Visual Communication
    • EPortfolio

    Year two

    In this year you continue to develop your animation skills including rigging, environment modelling, character modelling and animating characters for games or film. There is also a range of options which allow you to choose whether you would like to pursue a more artistic or technical study route.
    Core units in this year include:

    • Ancilliary Animation and Software Skills Project
    • Commercial Asset Production for Real Time
    • Modelling Lighting for Computer Animation

    Options to choose from in this year include:

    • Animation Programming and Scripting
    • Creative Music and Effects for Film and TV
    • Design and Visual Research for Cinema and Game
    • Designing for Animation
    • Designing Interactive Content
    • Linear/Non-Linear Animation
    • Mathematical Elements for Games and Animation
    • Music: Practice, Performance and Research
    • Professional Experience

    Year three*

    There’s a wide range of options in your final year allowing for specialisation in the areas that interest you the most. You’ll also complete an individual project on a topic of your choice as well as a year-long group project, chosen from a pool of real-life projects proposed by a range of clients.
    Core units in this year include:

    • Creative Media
    • Creative Professional Portfolio
    • Final Year Project

    Options to choose from in this year include:

    • Animation and Setup for Computer Animation
    • Design for Computer Animation
    • Interdisciplinary Group Project
    • Motion Capture Applications
    • Real Time Interactive Group Project
    • Rendering Pipeline

    *This course is also available as a 4-year sandwich (work placement)

    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 : 75(Grade B)

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

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    260-320 points to include a minimum of 260 points from A levels or equivalent.

    English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

    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 University of Portsmouth.

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