The Bournemouth and Poole College
3D Computer Generated Imagery Top-Up BASc (Hons)
The Bournemouth and Poole College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Once you already have a good CGI foundation, either from our own 3D CGI Foundation Degrees, (See UCAS Course code: G453), or CGI courses such as FdSc, FdA and HND at other institutions, this top-up course gives you the chance to develop specialist skills and a high level of creative awareness. This course aims to develop and nurture up-to-date talents that will help your future career progress quickly. Our assessment is all coursework based and we operate in a studio environment with small groups of typically 12-15 students. Art is taught throughout, whatever your level, to encourage creativity and visual communication. There is an individual project element to every year which helps you build a good portfolio for future interviews. Our Industry Partners are heavily involved in the course, providing some of our assignment briefs, feedback on presentation panels and guest lectures as well as being influential in the design and development of the course content. This means you get the most up-to-date career-relevant input possible. We offer excellent facilities with 5 hi-spec computer suites with the latest versions of industry standard software and cutting edge resources including two inertial motion capture suits, a hand-held 3D laser scanner, photogrammetry equipment, a green studio and 340-core render farm – all of which are incorporated in our coursework and available to students for use in projects.

Course Content On this course you will be encouraged to develop specific skills in one of two areas, Architectural Visualisation or 3D Character Design and Animation, as well as developing a high level of technical knowledge and creativity through a major piece of project work. Architectural Visualisation options will bring a deeper understanding of architectural styles and structural requirements as well as image composition, photography and colour to ensure you have a fully rounded approach to image creation. This will be complemented by technologies such as virtual reality and game engine visualisation methods which are emerging into the arch vis field, and large scene capture techniques for scanning buildings and cities.

Character Design and Animation options will develop your ability to apply anatomical knowledge to 3D character models as well as creating extra depth to characters with back-stories and the use of silhouettes as emotive triggers - important principles for character designers. You will use the most current techniques for converting character ideas into fully animatable characters including digital sculpting, retopology, photogrammetry and 3D scanning.

BSc Units - Level 6 Project 3 Evaluative Research Data Capture Visual Production and VFX Organic and Technical Animation or Architectural Visualisation Techniques

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of 3D Computer Generated Imagery Top-Up, BASc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

FdSc 3D Computer Generated Imagery: Modelling and Animation. (continuing students pay £6,000, external applications will pay £9,000) Normally students must achieve 60% as the mean mark for their second year of study. Applications from those holding relevant equivalent HND or Foundation degree awards and with relevant industrial experience will also be considered. Evidence of Level 2 Maths and English will also be required. All applicants will be interviewed in order to assess their suitability to study at Honours level.

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Tuition Fees 3D Computer Generated Imagery Top-Up BASc (Hons)

England UK £6750 year 1
Scotland £6750 year 1
Wales £6750 year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 year 1
EU £6750 year 1
International £9500 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About The Bournemouth and Poole College

The Bournemouth and Poole College (BPC) is an education provider with campus sites based in the English coastal cities of both Bournemouth and Poole, as its name suggests. There are three BPC campus sites in total, which include Lansdowne Campus in Bournemouth, and North Road Campus and The Fulcrum in Poole.

Where is this programme taught

Main Site - North Road
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