Computer Animation MA
Key Course Facts
Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston University is an active member of TheIndependent Game Developers’ Association andthe British Interactive Media Association. – Access to the latest industry-standard software, Autodesk Maya & Mudbox, Pixologic Zbrush,Substance Painter & Designer, Nuke, Mari, Adobe Suite etc. – You will use facilities with high-spec workstations, including brand-new Wacom Cintiq Pro 24” HD tablets. Students also have access to a digital media studio, motion capture suite and kits including Rokoko MoCap suits. .
About this course The course is project-based; each module aiming to equip students with a robust portfolio with which to enter the creative industries. You will learn clean modelling techniques, principles of animation, lighting, shading, texturing, rigging, rendering, and compositing. You will collaborate in a studio environment as part of a team with students from other digital media courses. Industry-standard production techniques and tools will simulate a professional environment. Work placements, internships and mentoring will prepare you for your future career.
Example modules – Creation and Animation – Perfecting the Look – Media Specialist Practice
Career opportunities Graduates have gone on to roles within the movie and games industries as well as advertising, 3D printing and architectural design.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in related discipline which includes significant 3D computer graphic content and a solid understanding of digital media. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.
Tuition Fees Computer Animation MA
|England UK||£9620||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9620||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Kingston University
Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Computer Animation MA||Kingston University||-||-||-||£5291||£8470||-||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Part-time|
|3D Animation and Games with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||Middlesex University||45%||5%||0%||£9250||£14000||94||London||On campus Full-time|
|Animation BA (Hons)||University of East London||79%||0%||0%||£9250||£13320||99||London||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Animation BA (Hons)||Teesside University||80%||7%||9%||£9250||£13000||135||Middlesbrough||On campus Full-time|
|3D Animation and Visualisation BSc (Hons)||Glasgow Caledonian University||77%||11%||13%||£9250||£12250||169||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Animation (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Bath Spa University||80%||3%||11%||£9250||£15530||121||Bath||On campus Full-time|
|Animation BA (Hons)||University of Portsmouth||63%||0%||5%||£9250||£17000||106||Portsmouth||On campus Full-time|
|Animation BA (Hons)||Middlesex University||82%||0%||0%||£9250||£14000||106||London||On campus Full-time|
|Computer Games Modelling and Animation with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||University of Derby||64%||0%||15%||£9250||£14045||122||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Visual Effects Animation BA/BSc (Hons)||SAE Institute||79%||0%||5%||£7500||£11500||91||London||On campus Full-time|