M.Sc. Computer Animation

University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth , United Kingdom
This course provides a new learning opportunity for those wishing to develop highly-focused skills in ‘creative computing’, specifically the design and application of the latest computer animation software and techniques to produce creative animation and innovative visual artefacts. It is project-based, allowing you to define the focus of your work, whilst building technological expertise, perhaps in areas such as facial animation or motion capture.

Description

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On this course you can:

  • Design and develop software, 3D content, and programs for a project of your choice
  • Use our cutting-edge, industry-standard software, game engines and console development kits in the building of your project
  • Have the opportunity to engage in real-world, client-based research

This course is ideal if you are a professional animator or someone with a sufficient computing background wishing to develop specialist skills that would enable you to enter a wide range of professional fields in computer animation industries.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • animation design
  • 2D and 3D graphics
  • motion capture
  • virtual reality
  • project planning

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Fee information can be found at www.port.ac.uk/tuitionfees

Not specified
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

On this course we emphasise the implementation, evaluation and reflection of subject-related issues, whilst building creative and technical visual computing expertise. It provides you with the opportunity to research a unique aspect of the use of computation in the composition, generation or design of software for animation.
Here are the units you will study:

  • Professional, Academic and Research Development: This is a taught unit covering planning and managing development projects.
  • Project Context and Definition: A unit of self-directed study that will help you specify your project’s scope and plan.
  • Project Design and Development: This unit is a self-directed study covering a critical review of existing work.
  • Project Evaluation and Resolution: This unit covers the development and evaluation of your project artefact, using Max/Msp/Jitter or similar.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)

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Requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in Computing or an art-based subject with a significant computing component, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent with no component less than 6.0.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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