Computer Animation, Games & Visual Effects

If you’re a passionate storyteller who loves to create new worlds and characters, one of our Computer Animation, Visual Effects or Games degrees will teach you the skills to turn your dreams into reality.

Computer Animation, Games & Visual Effects courses

Why study Computer Animation, Games & Visual Effects at BU?

  • National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA): We’re home to the renowned National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), ranked among the top 10 visual effects schools in the world
  • Professional-level facilities: You’ll be learning using the same facilities you’ll encounter in the industry itself, based in our new Poole Gateway Building. These include screening rooms, a green screen studio, motion capture facilities, animation labs, collaborative working spaces and much more
  • Past graduates have joined the world’s largest games companies: Follow in the footsteps of BU games graduates working for companies such as Microsoft Rare, Electronic Arts, Criterion Games, Rockstar North, Unity, Jagex, Frontier Developments, Rebellion, TT Games and King
  • Creating Oscar and BAFTA winners: Study in an environment with Hollywood pedigree –  former students have won Oscars and BAFTAs for a range of feature films including Blade Runner 2049, The Avengers and Dunkirk
  • BFX Festival: Attend the annual BFX Festival – a chance to join talks and masterclasses delivered by some of the best creative minds in the industry

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Games design students

BSc (Hons) Games Design (with Foundation Year option)

Our BSc (Hons) Games Design degree focuses on the design aspect of creating contemporary video games; exploring everything from the theory behind their creation to the generation of dedicated art and content for them.