Computer Animation and Visual Effects Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Visual Effects with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University - 0% 18% £9250 £16085 134 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Virtual & Augmented Reality BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects (with a Placement Year) BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University - 7% 14% £9250 £16750 125 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects with Placement BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 6% 3% £9250 £15000 £16125 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) Bournemouth University - 5% 15% £9250 £18800 149 Poole On campus Full-time
Computer Animation Technical Arts BA (Hons) Bournemouth University - 0% 25% £9250 £18800 152 Poole On campus Full-time
Visual Effects with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 10% 20% £9250 £15000 88 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Visual Effects Production Technology BSc (Hons) Nottingham Trent University - 5% 5% £9250 £16500 168 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects with Placement and Digital Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 6% 3% £9250 £13020 £14000 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BSc (Hons) University of West London - 0% 0% £9250 £16250 91 Ealing On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BA (Hons) Teesside University - 12% 0% £9250 £15000 126 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (VFX) for Film and Television BA (Hons) Arts University Bournemouth - 5% 5% £9250 £17950 151 Poole On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Virtual & Augmented Reality (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) (including Year 0) BA (Hons) Norwich University of the Arts - 7% 5% £9250 £18000 119 Norwich On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 10% 20% £9250 £15000 88 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Visual Effects with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of West London - 0% 15% £9250 £16250 91 Ealing On campus Full-time
Computer Animation BA (Hons) University of South Wales - 11% 5% £9000 £12600 155 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Computer Animation Art & Design BA (Hons) Bournemouth University - 0% 16% £9250 £18800 136 Poole On campus Full-time
Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) BA (Hons) Norwich University of the Arts - 7% 5% £9250 £18000 119 Norwich On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Integrated Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University - 0% 18% £9250 £16085 134 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Computer Animation Arts BSc (Hons) University of the West of Scotland - 5% 2% £9250 £17250 153 Paisley On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects with Digital Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 6% 3% £9250 £13020 £14000 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Animation BSc (Hons) University of Bolton - 5% 5% £9250 £40650 153 Bolton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BSc (Hons) De Montfort University - 10% 20% £9250 £15750 £16250 127 Leicester On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics with Placement BSc (Hons) Brunel University - 1% 5% £9250 £21470 £23615 124 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 6% 3% £9250 £15000 £16125 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Virtual & Augmented Reality (with Integrated Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BSc (Hons) Brunel University - 1% 10% £9250 £21470 £23615 127 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
3D Animation & Visual Effects BA (Hons) University of Chichester - 15% 0% £9250 £15840 113 Chichester On campus Full-time
Virtual & Augmented Reality (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BA (Hons) University of South Wales - 25% 0% £9000 £12600 153 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 15% 8% £9250 £17500 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Teesside University - 12% 0% £9250 £15000 126 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Visual Effects Animation BA/BSc (Hons) SAE Institute - 7% 0% £7500 £9000 £11500 £13000 117 London On campus Full-time
CGI and Visual Effects BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University - 0% 10% £9250 £16750 131 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University - 15% 4% £9250 - 121 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Animation and Visual Effects BA (Hons) University of Lincoln - 0% 10% £9250 - 123 Lincoln On campus Full-time
The Art of Computer Animation (3D) BA (Hons) Pearson College London - 5% 0% £9250 - 156 London On campus Full-time
Animation and Visual Effects with Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Lincoln - 6% 8% £9250 - 132 Lincoln On campus Full-time
The Art of Computer Animation (3D) (Integrated Masters) MArt Pearson College London - 13% 10% £9250 - 152 London On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Foundation Year option) BA (Hons) Bournemouth University - 5% 16% £9250 - 133 Poole On campus Full-time
The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters) MArt Pearson College London - 15% 10% £9250 - 128 London On campus Full-time
The Art of Visual Effects BA (Hons) Pearson College London - 10% 5% £9250 - 140 London On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons) University of Bedfordshire - 10% 50% £9250 - 100 Luton On campus Full-time
Visual Effects BA (Hons) Futureworks - 5% 10% £9250 - 125 Salford On campus Full-time
Computer Animation Technical Arts (with Foundation Year option) BA (Hons) Bournemouth University - 5% 16% £9250 - 133 Poole On campus Full-time
Computer Animation Art & Design (with Foundation Year option) BA (Hons) Bournemouth University - 6% 11% £9250 - 129 Poole On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Bedfordshire - 10% 50% - - 100 Luton On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University - 5% 10% - - 143 Manchester On campus Full-time
Creative Media (Visual Effects) HND Weymouth College - - 20% £5750 £5750 - Weymouth On campus Full-time
Post Production & Visual Effects BA (Hons) Falmouth University - 8% 11% - - 137 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Post Production & Visual Effects with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons) Falmouth University - 8% 11% - - 137 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Visual Effects Production Technology FdSc Nottingham Trent University - 20% 20% - - 79 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University - 5% 5% - - 139 Manchester On campus Full-time
Model Making & Visual FX BA (Hons) The Northern School of Art - 5% 5% £9250 - - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Post-production (Film) FdA University of Suffolk - - 0% £8220 £13992 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Integrated International Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Visual Effects with with Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University - - - £9250 £13200 - Birmingham On campus Full-time
3D Computer Generated Imagery Top-Up BASc (Hons) The Bournemouth and Poole College - - - £6750 £9500 - Poole On campus Full-time
Computer Animation MA Kingston University - - - £9860 £15800 - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Film and Visual Effects Technology (with a placement year) BSc (Hons) University of Bradford - - - £9250 £22180 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Film and Television Production with Editing MA The University of York - - - £11770 £12480 £27200 £29400 - York On campus Full-time
3D Computer Animation MA Bournemouth University - - - £9500 £17500 - Poole On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects MSc Bournemouth University - - - £9500 £17500 - Poole On campus Full-time
Digital Design and Media – Visual Effects for Film and Games FdA Yeovil College - - 15% £7986 - - Yeovil On campus Full-time
Virtual & Augmented Reality (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Film and Visual Effects Technology BSc (Hons) University of Bradford - - - £9250 £22180 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Virtual & Augmented Reality (with Integrated International Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth - - - £9250 £18800 - Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Visual Effects (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Virtual and Augmented Reality BSc (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University - - - £9000 £15000 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Post Production (Film) (progression route) BA (Hons) University of Suffolk - - - £9250 £14598 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
Visual Effects in Live Events MA (PG) Backstage Academy - - - £10500 - - Pontefract On campus Full-time
3D Animation Visual Effects BA (Hons) University of Hertfordshire - - - £9250 - - Hatfield On campus Full-time
Visual Effects in Live Events MA (PG) Backstage Academy - - - £5250 - - Pontefract On campus Part-time
Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) HND Doncaster College and University Centre - - - £7770 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Immersive Arts (Virtual and Augmented Reality) MA University of Bristol - - - £6800 - - Bristol On campus Part-time
Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) HND Bedford College - - - £6000 - - Bedford On campus Full-time
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics FdA Gower College Swansea - - - £7500 - - Swansea On campus Full-time
Computer Animation MA Sheffield Hallam University - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Computer Animation MA (PG) University of Wales - - - - - - Cardiff On campus Part-time
Virtual and Augmented Reality MSc Goldsmiths, University of London - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Animation and Visual Effects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23390 £20411 £24692
25-75 percentile range £19866 - £26906 £14825 - £25703 £18756 - £32023

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23804 £21028 £25545
25-75 percentile range £20555 - £26723 £15893 - £25470 £19730 - £32592

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Computer Animation and Visual Effects

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Computer Animation and Visual Effects who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Computer Animation and Visual Effects

  • Commercial Studios
  • Film and TV
  • Computer Games Industry
  • Post Production and VFX
  • Motion Graphics Areas
  • Computer Systems Design Area
  • Marketing Firms

Specialisations within Computer Animation and Visual Effects

  • 3D Modelling
  • Lighting Technician
  • Animation
  • Composition
  • Computer Animation Directing
  • Storyboard
  • Cartoon

Jobs of graduates of Computer Animation and Visual Effects (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Animation and Visual Effects at Anglia Ruskin University

30% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Finance Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Sports and fitness occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Elementary occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of Computer Animation and Visual Effects in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Computer Animation and Visual Effects


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computer Animation and Visual Effects, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Computer Animation and Visual Effects is the study of techniques associated with the creation of computer generated visual effects for use in static or moving imagery.

The median salary of graduates of Computer Animation and Visual Effects was £23390 15 months after graduation, £20411 3 years after graduation and £24692 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Computer Animation and Visual Effects studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Art - MArt
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Honours) - BASc (Hons)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC