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Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    C5V8

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    56th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    70th

    10 (Computer Science)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    134

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    74

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.96

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

Course Summary

Focusing on the technical aspects of content creation, you’ll develop all the skills you’ll need to launch a career in computer animation and visual effects.We take a learning by doing approach on this course. So, as well as expert guidance and support, you’ll have access to a fully equipped computer animation suite, with dedicated green screen room, lighting rigs and motion capture equipment. In other words, you’ll have everything you need to learn how to create your own assets for integration with virtual environments and live-action footage to produce complex visual effects.You’ll also learn about character design, development and animation, and the technical aspects of animating a deformable, organic 3D mesh. And most importantly, at all stages you’ll have the creative freedom to develop your own ideas and concepts right through to the finished article.Teamwork is at the heart of this industry and you’ll have plenty of opportunity for team-based study to help prepare you for the world of work. Whether your specific interest is in modelling, rigging and VFX work, lighting and texturing, or 3D animation, you’ll be perfectly poised to enter this rapidly expanding and exciting digital sector.**Choose a placement** – the course offers real flexibility as you will enrol on the three-year course and then decide if a placement is right for you once you have started your studies. You don’t have to decide now. If you opt to undertake a placement your course will normally be four years full-time.**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**- Study a degree designed together with industry, equipping you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand.- Experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects.- Get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, hackathons, gaming events and the Students’ Union computing society.- Our excellent facilities include teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with specialist, industry-standard software running and advanced graphics workstations.- We have a games lab equipped with gaming chairs, keyboards and mice used for our eSports events, an animation lab with a green-screen area and a user experience lab with an eye-tracking system.- Our dedicated drop-in lab provides an informal social working space with daily support sessions from our programme support tutors.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • UCAS Tariff
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

BCC–BBC

Details

To include grade C in IT, Computer Science, Mathematics or a Science subject

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

56th

About this University

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK with a community of over 38,000 students. It balances a rich and proud heritage with a modern and ambitious approach, striving to disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible to those with passion and potential.

Address

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Academic Division

Oxford Road All Saints

Manchester

M15 6BH

UNITED KINGDOM