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Animation and Visual Effects (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Penryn, United Kingdom
During the Animation and Visual Effects (Hons) programme offered at Falmouth University , we'll support you to originate and develop imaginative stories, master directing and producing techniques and learn the patience of stop motion and the complexity of rigging and modelling. You’ll play in 2D and 3D, in physical clay and the digital world, to produce films that make a mark.
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Programme Overview

During the Animation and Visual Effects (Hons) programme offered at Falmouth University, you will:

  • Work on live briefs for globally renowned organisations.
  • Have the opportunity to submit second-year films to national festivals.
  • Benefit from industry mentors in your third year with the likes of Tim Searle (Head of Animation at Beano Studios), Tony Farquhar–Smith (Isle of Dogs) and Nico Cotta (VFX Coordinator).
  • Pitch your third-year project to an industry panel.
  • Have the chance to work on our in-house micro-budget feature films.
Building your real-world abilities, you’ll learn to think creatively and produce a range of animation and visual effects. We’ll work to industry standards, collaborating in multi-skilled teams and using professional processes to solve complex problems. And by taking a critical look at your work and working methods, you’ll build the independent judgment skills crucial to your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Forge – learning the principles of movement, drawing & performance
  • The Foundry – creating your first group film
  • Mainframe 1 – developing your CG skills
  • Mainframe 2 – refining your CG skills
  • Animation Perspectives – an introduction to history and theory
  • Reboot 1 – focusing your CG skills
  • Reboot 2 – mastering your CG skills
  • Research & Proposals – define and articulate your area of research

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.  

As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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