MSc Computer Animation
The course will develop your understanding of current computer animation software and underlying debates about the representation of reality in the media, as well as fundamental theoretical aspects of computer animation.
Drawing on the expertise of staff from Media, Art and Design, as well as the Department of Computer Science and Technology, you will benefit from differing outlooks and backgrounds relating to computer animation.
You will study 2D and 3D computer animation, and develop understanding in the analysis of visual material, the principles of computer generated imaging and problems involved in creating animation.
There is a focus on current developments in the field, as these provide substantial opportunities for practical experience. You will have access to our state-of-the-art computer laboratories, with more than 450 workstations, five servers, dedicated network, Linux and robotics laboratories, as well as an overall ratio of computers to students nearly twice the number recommended by the British Computing Society.
You will also develop skills in communication, problem-solving and teamwork, all of which are invaluable to employers.
- Work with cutting-edge technology at the interface between animation and information technology
- Learn from experts with professional animation experience
- Attend regular talks by high-profile guest speakers
Why choose this course?
The MSc in Computer Animation is ideal for Computing, Media or Art and Design Graduates who have some experience of computer based design or programming and an interest in developing a career in the advanced practice of Computer Animation in industry or academia. You will engage with a wide range of topics including 3D modeling, animation, compositing, motion capture and special effects and develop skills that will be informed by professional practices and industry standard tools.
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