MSc Artificial Intelligence for Media

Artificial Intelligence technologies have brought significant breakthrough in media production. The job opportunities related to machine learning are surging drastically; this course will provide you with the skills to enhance your market competitiveness.

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Why study MSc Artificial Intelligence for Media at BU?

  • Reorientate your career following the technical revolution in the media industry on AI automation
  • Develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of using the latest AI techniques in media production
  • Work closely with industry partners on solving practical problems
  • Become competent in the job market with both the knowledge of AI and media production
  • Collaborate with students from across the NCCA Master's courses
  • Plan and execute a major project to showcase your talent to industry professionals and potential employers at the NCCA Master's Degree Show.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Study at the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) 

The NCCA is one of the most established and highly regarded centres for computer graphics and animation education and research. As one of very few research-intensive animation centres in the UK, our expertise not only ensures our courses remain at the forefront of education, but also helps to define new industry practices. 

The NCCA is ranked as the UK’s top animation school, second in Europe and third internationally (Animation Career Review 2022 International Animation School Rankings).

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year full-time including an optional 3-month placement during the Masters Project

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject and professional or taught experience in either

  • A media related discipline. This may include backgrounds in audio / video / image processing, computer animation, visual effect, digital media, computer games, or related disciplines.


  •  A computer science or engineering related discipline.

A portfolio is also required in support of your application. For more information see our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

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Your application

This course will be suited to graduates from various backgrounds, mathematical, computer disciplines as well as those from creative backgrounds who have professional or taught experience in a media related discipline such as computer animation, audio/video/image manipulation and processing, or related disciplines.

Entry requirements


The course is primarily intended to foster graduates with the unique skillset required to pursue various Artificial Intelligence related roles in the media industries. During your degree you will have the opportunity to work with some of the UK's leading media production organisations, through the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), and can make valuable contacts before you graduate.

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Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan.

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

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