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3D Art, Animation and VFX, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Bodø, Norway
Are you interested in 3D, animation or visual effects for film and TV? In this Bachelor in 3D Art, Animation and VFX at Nord University you will get insight in both the technical and artistic aspects of the industry. Through traditional art and compositional theory, you gain the necessary knowledge to proceed with modern digital tools.
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Relevant work areas will be the digital media industry, media houses, VFX houses, digital information communication in general as well as the media industry. The Bachelor in 3D Art, Animation and VFX at Nord University emphases on practical work skills will enable the students to work with developing new and innovative media products in established companies or as entrepreneurs in areas in which development is only in its early stages.


The study program uses industry standard software, including:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Trapcode Particular Suite
  • Maya
  • Mudbox
  • UV­Layout Pro
  • Zbrush
  • PTGui
  • Mari
  • Nuke
  • Arnold render
  • Pixar Tractor 2
  • Resolume
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Shotgun Studio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Norwegian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • CG-Animation 
  • Technical Direction 
  • Art 
  • Digital Painting
  • Motion Graphics
  • Compositing 
  • Media Project 
  • Art and Animation History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Copies of your high school/secondary school diploma and transcripts.(a) 
  • Copies of your final diploma and transcripts from higher education.(b)
  • Proof of English requirements.(c)  
  • Copy of passport. We require only the pages that contains your full name, date of birth and photo identification.
  • Documentation of name change (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bodø

  • 9420 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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