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3D Computer Animation and Modelling (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Hatfield, United Kingdom
This is an award-winning and world-renowned 3D Computer Animation and Modelling (Hons) course from University of Hertfordshire taught to the highest level by industry professionals. If you want to be a 3D animator, model creatures in the latest sci-fi film, are interested in the more technical side of CG, or perhaps want to design characters and concept art, then this course is for you.
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It allows you to either specialize in the above or be a generalist. We have great resources with cutting-edge software and hardware that is constantly updated, motion capture studios and much more, in an award-winning building. Eventually, you’ll create a final animation or visualization and an eye-catching showreel to impress potential employers. 


Employment opportunities include computer animation companies, work with games, TV, and film special effects companies. The graduates work and freelance with some of the worlds best-known production and post-production houses.

Teaching methods

The 3D Computer Animation and Modelling (Hons) course from University of Hertfordshire uses mixed teaching methods but the majority of undergraduate time is spent on project work and software and art based workshops and lectures.

The Digital Animation courses are assessed through project work both individually and group; there is also a contextual element that requires submitted essay, and there are regular assessed presentations and professional juries.


This course is accredited by Creative Skillset, reflecting the highest standard of teaching and facilities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Sandwich, 4 Years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animated Thinking: histories, theories, contexts
  • CG Practices and Techniques
  • Digital Art
  • Creativity, Concept, and Story
  • Moving Image
  • Moving Visions: perspectives on digital animation
  • Creative Project
  • Advanced Specialisms for 3D
  • Planning and Post Production for 3D
  • Visualization and Professional Practices for 3D
  • Professional Work Experience 30: Screen
  • Employment Preparation
  • Degree Project 
  • Pre-Production for 3D
  • Critical and Cultural Studies

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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • 72-168 UCAS points
  • A level applicants must have a level three qualification in an Art & Design or creative subject which includes drawing. BTEC must be in Art & Design subject if not taken with Art based A levels. When in doubt refer to admissions tutor. 
  • GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above 
  • Admission subject to portfolio interview. Check out portfolio advice here.
  • IB - 72-168 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above to include Visual Arts at HL

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 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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Living costs for Hatfield

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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