This course is a development of the Computer Visualisation and Animation course which ran for over 20 years, producing graduates who now work all over the world, as technical artists/directors, software producers and games developers in some of the leading animation and production houses, software houses, and computer game and digital media companies. This includes graduates who’ve gone on to win Oscars such as Mark Ardington.
The course is taught within our National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) and combines the study of art, animation techniques, applied maths and computing, needed to satisfy the demands of modern computer animation, film, VFX and games production.
Technical Art/Direction is the practice of using art/animation and computing/maths skills to solve aesthetic problems. This course is a unique 50/50 mix of art and science, reflecting practice relevant to the production of computer graphics and animation for a range of industries and applications. Once you finish the course you’ll be able to create art and animation using computer code and will be able to describe technical ideas using film and animation. This course is accredited by Creative Skillset, joining the ranks of the top creative training and education providers this country has to offer.
BU graduates who studied in this subject area were typically earning £23,000 after three years, this is 32% higher than all graduates who studied this subject.
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All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years (with no required placement) or 4 years (including a 30-week placement), full-time
One creative subject such as: Fine Art, Graphic Design or Photography and one technical subject such as: Maths, Computing or Physics