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FdA 3D Animation and Visualisation for Film and Games

In collaboration with Bournemouth and Poole College, on FdA 3D Animation and Visualisation you'll develop your 3D design skills with CGI in studio-like facilities, partnered with Epic Games and Unreal Academic Partner.


The world of 3D computer generated imagery (CGI) and animation provides significant cultural and economic contribution to the UK through games, films, TV, advertising and visualisation, and the UK’s leading animation and visualisation studios are constantly on the look for new and emerging talent. In 2015, Bournemouth was recognised as the fastest growing digital economy in the UK.

Course overview

Our degree programme offers a solid base of 3D skills – Bournemouth and Poole College has been training students and preparing them for the creative industries since 2002.

You don’t need any previous experience to join our foundation degree course, and all assessment is through coursework-based units. There's an individual project element central to each year of study which will enable you create a portfolio to enhance your future career prospects.

You'll work in a studio environment with small groups of typically 10-20 students, where you'll practise fundamental skills linked to art and visualisation subjects that are taught throughout the course. Whatever your level and specific interests, we encourage the development of storytelling techniques, creativity, technical and visual communication skills.

Bournemouth and Poole College is proud to partner with Epic Games as an Unreal Academic Partner and we offer excellent studio-based facilities with the latest industry-standard software, and all necessary resources, including a fully operational green screen studio.

Course duration

2 years (full-time)

Qualification level

Level 5

Fees (Home and International)


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Bournemouth and Poole College

  • This 3D Animation course is intended for students who wish to create 3D content and animations for film or games.
  • The focus is on creature and character development, animation, game assets and environments, virtual set extensions for films and virtual production techniques.
  • It includes 3D modelling and animation workflow, rigging, texturing and shading, lighting, rendering and post-production.
  • This is a popular course, providing you with many essential 3D skills, and where successful graduates are employed by some of the UK’s leading 3D animation and visualisation studios and industry partners.
  • These partners are influential in the design and development of our courses. They also assist with regular guest lectures and workshops while providing feedback and critique on student work. This means you get the most up-to-date career-relevant input from industry experts.

Entry requirements

All applicants should have level 3 qualifications including at least one ‘creative’ subject. We're looking for 48 UCAS points.

Applicants who fall outside this tariff may be considered.

English Language requirements

The course is taught in English.

Academic IELTS overall score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each band (reading, writing, speaking, listening).

Please note that we're unable to consider students for this course who would require a student visa to study in the UK

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