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Creative Arts & Design

3D Animation and Visualisation (year 3 entry)

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year 11,845 GBP
  • Duration 2 years
  • Program type Bachelor's
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date September

Program Overview

What Glasgow Caledonian University says about their program:
"Year 3 entry only


3D animators create an imaginary world filled with people, cartoon characters and everyday objects moving and interacting within an ever-changing environment. Using state-of-the-art design software 3D animators make fictional worlds look real.


This programme will appeal to you if you wish to specialise in 3D computer animation for digital film and visual effects, games, architectural and concept visualisation, virtual simulation or motion graphics. The programme will introduce you to the modern practises of 3D content creation for the creative industry, help you realise your career path and offer you the ability to specialise in a suited job role.


Studio facilities include: 3D Computer Animation Labs, Virtual Reality Lab, HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio and Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and Rapid Prototyping machines.


The programme has been designed with consideration and feedback received from professionals in the 3D computer animation industry. Recognising the current developments in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), games, VFX and animation, this programme reflects closely the current requirements of the industry.


Your career
Among the exciting career possibilities for graduates from this course are 3D animator, 3D modeller, 3D graphic designer, game animator, architectural visualisation artist, video SFX artist and pre-visualisation artist for TV and film.


3D animators create an imaginary world filled with people, cartoon characters and everyday objects moving and interacting within an ever-changing environment. Using state-of-the-art design software 3D animators make fictional worlds look real."

Admissions requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Undergraduate: IELTS - 6.0 no band less than 5.5

International students could study at GCU by securing a place with INTO first – this offers a dedicated year 1 of study for international students before joining the main GCU program in year 2. They also offer a number of pre-sessional English programs to assist students.

Undergraduate A Levels, Cambridge and IB qualifications acceptable as per standard requirements University Diploma can be considered for Level 2 entry HND can be considered for 3rd year entry

Postgraduate Taught Bachelor's Degree (Honours 2:2)

Fall semester (September): deadline January 15

Fees and funding

Cost of study is important to the success of GCU students so the University is committed to offering accessible higher education by keeping tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

Tuition fees at Glasgow Caledonian University include all tuition, library, examination and administrative costs.

Undergraduate scholarship are available for students who are self funding and studying on a full time program. The scholarships gives £1,000 per year. There is also a discount for students who pay a deposit early before enrolling.

The university also works with partners to offers a variety of other scholarships for particular subjects.

Application deadlines for scholarships vary but are typically in May or June and students should hold an offer to study in order to apply so it's recommended that students apply as early as possible in in order to complete the paperwork

Visa requirements for Glasgow Caledonian University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements