Computer Animation Arts

Course details





Start Date

September 2020


BSc (Hons)

About the course

Develop your technical and artistic abilities with our BSc (Hons) Computer Animation Arts degree.

This programme fuses traditional skills with cutting-edge technology, and covers all elements of the animation production pipeline. This degree provides the skills required for work in animation, 3D modelling, visual effects, visualisation, and computer games. It will also encourage you to specialise in a chosen area and stretch your technical and artistic abilities.

  • As a vital part of the modern entertainment industry, animation offers an exciting, creative and varied choice of employment.
  • This is a practical and mainly project- based programme, throughout which you will produce a range of digital outputs.
  • Flexible study options allow you to tailor your studies to align with your interests and career goals.
  • The degree will equip you with skills that will prepare you for a range of employment in the animation industry and help you focus on your strengths.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: CCCC including Art & Design, Photography or Graphic Communication
  • A levels: CD or CC (56-64 UCAS Tariff points) including Art and Design, Photography or Graphic Communication
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 or H3 H4 H4 including Maths, Art & Design, Graphic Communication or Photography
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points including Art qualification
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB – considered on an individual basis
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Art & Design (Grade C)
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Art & Design
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Filmcraft and Animation or Animation or other related discipline with a substantial component in animation
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Art & Design or Illustration or Multimedia Computing or other related discipline with at least an introductory component in animation

NB: All Year 2 applications will be considered on an individual basis

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Filmcraft and Animation or Animation or Visual Communication or 3D Animation or other related discipline with significant animation content such as modules in 3D Animation or Motion Studies

NB: SQA HND Computer Art & Design is not suitable for Year 3 entry. This award has changed in recent years to HND Arts & Animation; this is only suitable for Year 3 entry if it includes 3D Animation/Motion Studies.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.

Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.

Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

If you have any questions you can email us at

Clearing 2020

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