3D visualisation and animation play a role in many areas, and the popularity of these media just keeps growing. Digital animation provides the eye-catching special effects in the 21st century's favourite films and television shows; the 3D design is also essential to everyday work in everything from computer games development, online virtual world development and industrial design to marketing, product design and architecture.
GCU's programme in 3D Design for Virtual Environments will help you develop the skills to thrive in a successful career as a visual designer. The programme is practical and career-focused, oriented towards current industry needs, technology and practice. No prior knowledge of 3D design is required.
The curriculum will help you build your creative vision and technical skills as a 3D designer.
Explore the use of video and animation in digital video, multimedia and web publishing
Experiment with interactive media types and techniques
Sharpen your skills in creative thinking and generating ideas
Master digital video production and digital media integration techniques
Gain pre-production skills like planning, storyboarding and conceptualising
Practise production skills like 3D modelling, animation, lighting and rendering
Develop post-production skills in video editing and integrating 2D and 2D visuals
Work with cutting-edge computer applications and digital environments
At GCU, you'll join a friendly community of smart, talented people who love the work they do. People who love to take on a creative challenge and are just as happy to collaborate as they are to compete. People who look for ways to support the common good and make the world a more beautiful, welcoming place.
Our mission is producing graduates who have the skills to make a positive impact on their work - and the perspective to understand why it matters.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome event meet other international students.
Why choose this course?
The course assumes no prior knowledge of 3D design which will enable students from other disciplines to take this opportunity to add specialist 3D expertise in three-dimensional modelling and animation, digital video production and digital media integration techniques to their existing skill set. Students will gain knowledge and experience of the different production phases of a digital media project.
Pre-production skills such as planning, storyboarding and developing conceptualisation skills, production skills in 3D modelling, animation, lighting and rendering using advanced 3D applications such as 3DS Max and Maya, post-production skills in video editing, integration of 2D and 3D visuals and DVD production will all be covered.
Modules are assessed by both examination and coursework (sometimes known as continual assessment) depending on the requirements of individual modules.