UWS Clearing 2022

Computer Animation Arts



BSc (Hons)


4 years full-time, typically 6 years part-time




September 2022



About the course

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

This degree 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:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: CCC (63 UCAS Tariff points) including Art & Design or Photography or Graphic Communication
  • A levels: CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) including Art and Design or Photography or Graphic Communication
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 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.

Applicants for Year 3 may be required to submit a portfolio of artwork. Applicants may also be considered with other relevant academic, vocational or professional qualifications.

Year 3 applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of artwork. Applicants may also be considered with other relevevant academic, vocational or professional qualifications.

Further Information

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Fees & Funding

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