601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2019
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

Computer Animation and Visual Effects - Manchester Metropolitan University

Focusing on the technical aspects of content creation, you’ll develop all the skills you’ll need to launch a career in computer animation and visual effects. We take a learning by doing approach on this course. So, as well as expert guidance and support, you’ll have access to a fully equipped computer animation suite, with dedicated green screen room, lighting rigs and motion capture equipment. In other words, you’ll have everything you need to learn how to create your own assets for integration with virtual environments and live-action footage to produce complex visual effects. You’ll also learn about character design, development and animation, and the technical aspects of animating a deformable, organic 3D mesh. And most importantly, at all stages you’ll have the creative freedom to develop your own ideas and concepts right through to the finished article. Teamwork is at the heart of this industry and you’ll have plenty of opportunity for team-based study to help prepare you for the world of work. Whether your specific interest is in modelling, rigging and VFX work, lighting and texturing, or 3D animation, you’ll be perfectly poised to enter this rapidly expanding and exciting digital sector. **FEATURES AND BENEFITS:** - Study a degree designed together with industry, equipping you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand. - Take the four-year sandwich route and you’ll spend your third year on industrial placement, boosting your employment prospects as a graduate. - Experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. - Get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, hackathons, gaming events and the Students’ Union computing society. - Our excellent facilities include teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with specialist, industry-standard software running and advanced graphics workstations. - We have a games lab equipped with gaming chairs, keyboards and mice used for our eSports events, an animation lab with a green-screen area and a user experience lab with an eye-tracking system. - Our dedicated drop-in lab provides an informal social working space with daily support sessions from our programme support tutors.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-14
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom