The course is taught within our National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) and combines the study of art, animation techniques, applied maths and computing, needed to satisfy the demands of modern computer animation, film, VFX and games production.
This course is a development of the Computer Visualisation and Animation course which ran for over 20 years, producing graduates who now work all over the world, as technical artists/directors, software producers and games developers in some of the leading animation and production houses, software houses, and computer game and digital media companies. This includes graduates who’ve gone on to win Oscars such as Mark Ardington.
Technical Art/Direction is the practice of using art/animation and computing/maths skills to solve aesthetic problems. This course is a unique 50/50 mix of art and science, reflecting practice relevant to the production of computer graphics and animation for a range of industries and applications. Once you finish the course you’ll be able to create art and animation using computer code and will be able to describe technical ideas using film and animation. This course is accredited by ScreenSkills, joining the ranks of the top creative training and education providers this country has to offer.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years (or 4 years with a 30-week placement) full-time
For September 2019 entry: Computing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Maths, Photography or Physics. For September 2020 entry: An Art, Design, Mathematics or Technology subject.
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.