B.Sc. On Campus

3D Animation and Visualisation with pathways for Games and VFX(Hons)

24 months
13000 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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If you want to become one of the artists or animators that create the content for the next generation of games, apps, movies and streaming shows, this 3D Animation and Visualisation with pathways for Games and VFX(Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University will develop your art skills with the latest technologies.


3D Animation and Visualisation with pathways for Games and VFX(Hons) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University is designed for those who want to pursue an exciting career in the creative industries. The course aims to develop your traditional art skills with the latest creative technologies to create graduates fit to participate in the ever-expanding games and film/VFX industries.

This course is unique in so far that although it is a creative course, it aims to produce graduates that possess the correct mix of creative and technical skills with a firm focus on employability. To be able to thrive in the continuously evolving creative industries, you will be exposed to industry advice and project requirements, and your studies focused on practical outcomes.You will develop skills and techniques in 3D modelling, digital sculpting, surfacing and texturing, rigging, animation, lighting, rendering and VFX compositing. You will learn how to apply techniques and skills to construct animated virtual worlds and characters for 3D games and film by working on industry briefs and projects with opportunities for internships and placements.

Your career

Graduates leave with the creative and technical skills necessary for them to respond to the diverse needs of the creative industries such as 3D animation, visualisation, games and VFX for TV and film.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 3D Modelling and Digital Sculpting
  • Advanced Character Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • 3D Production for Industry
  • Research Skills & Professional Issues
  • Integrated Project 3
  • Advanced 3D Visualisation and Animation
  • Creative Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BBBB (incl Art and Design/Graphic Communication) 
  • Minimum entry requirement: ABCC (incl Art and Design/Graphic Communication)
  • Minimum entry requirements are for widening access students only. If you are from a group that is not currently well-represented in higher education you may qualify as a widening access student. This includes living in a target postcode area, attending a target school or college, attending SWAP, are care-experienced or provide care for someone else, have refugee status or are an asylum seeker.
  • A level: CCC (incl Art and Design)  
  • ILC Higher: H1 H2 H3 H3 (incl Art and Design)
  • IB Diploma: 26 points (incl Visual Arts)
  • All candidates are required to submit a portfolio as part of the selection process.
  • English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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