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National Centre for Computer Animation

BU is home to the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), recognised as the best place in the UK to study computer animation and visual effects. The NCCA has been at the forefront of computer graphics and animation education and research in the UK since 1989.
In 2011, the Centre was presented with the Queen’s Anniversary Award for its contribution to world-leading excellence and pioneering development in the teaching of computer animation. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes form part of the national honours system and are the most prestigious awards in UK education. 

The aim of the NCCA is to promote science in the service of the arts and to embed a theoretical underpinning within a contemporary professional setting, allowing graduates to leave BU with highly sought-after skills in the computer animation, visual effects and computer games industries.

The NCCA's Oscar tradition continues...

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International student animating

NCCA postgraduate courses

Discover our postgraduate courses, which are highly regarded within the computer animation industry.

Alumni hall of fame

Miles Green BFX

Miles Green

Miles studied and worked at BU before joining Animal Logic in Australia, where he’s worked on films including Happy Feet and The Lego Movie.
Ben Lambert BFX

Ben Lambert

Since graduating from BU in 1999, Ben has worked on a range of award-winning movies, including the Harry Potter series, Avatar and Gravity.
Craig Tonks

Craig Tonks

Craig is one of our Oscar-winning graduates, who was part of the team responsible for the visually stunning Interstellar.
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