Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) provides significant cultural and economic contribution to the UK through games, films, TV, advertising and visualisation, and these companies are always looking for new talent. Graduates from these courses can have exciting opportunities to work on the highest grossing films and games, the funniest and cleverest adverts and some of the most creative commercial artwork around at the moment.

In 2015, Bournemouth was recognised as the fastest growing digital economy in the UK, making Bournemouth & Poole College a great place to study CGI. Our 3D CGI programme has been training students and preparing them for industry since 2002.

We offer a solid base of 3D skills and you don’t need any previous experience of 3D.
 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

With a Foundation Degree in 3D CGI and a good portfolio, graduates will typically find junior positions in the huge number of CGI companies in the UK and abroad. However your employment opportunities are increased by continuing with our BSc top-up programme which is an additional year of study.

What jobs can I get? 

Our graduates work in over 100 different companies including many CGI, visualisation, simulation, animation and VFX studios such as Blue Zoo, Climax Studios, Codemasters, Double Negative, Exient, Framestore, Jellyfish, Lionhead Studios, MPC, Prime Focus, Rocksteady, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, The Mill, Crystal CG, D-Box, Darcstudio, Drilling Systems, F10, Hayes Davidson, Miller Hare, Modus Group, Rockwell Collins, Sanders Shiers, Squire & Partners, The Neighbourhood, TigerX, Uniform, Visualhouse, Vyonyx and Wagstaffs Design.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from two full A Levels or equivalent (e.g. BTEC National Diploma, NVQ 3)
  • Level 2 in English & Maths (e.g. GCSE grade 4 or above, Key skills Level 2 or NVQ Level 2)

or

  • A relevant Access to Higher Education Diploma

Examples of relevant subjects: Multimedia, Graphics, Computing, Art, Illustration

What about work experience? 

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have a minimum of UKVI IELTS 6.0. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Costs 

£6,750 per annum

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

Year 1 - Level 4
Project 1
Modelling and Materials
3D Animation
Lighting and Rendering
Graphical Communications
Production Editing and Sound

Year 2 – Level 5
Project 2
Post-Production and VFX
Asset Design and Texturing
Light, Cameras and Rendering
Organic And Technical Animation or Architectural Visualisation Techniques
 

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry.
 

We offer excellent facilities with hi-spec computer suites with the latest versions of industry standard software and cutting edge resources including real-time rendering, motion capture body suits, a green studio and render farm – all of which are incorporated in our courses and available to students for use in projects.

More info

Start Day/Time 

September 2021

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

G740

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

FdSc

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College B49

Awarding Body 

Bournemouth University (Validated)

More about the course 

Venue: The course will be delivered in the prestigious Digital Design Centre at The College's North Road campus in Poole.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

G740

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

FdSc

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College B49

Awarding Body 

Bournemouth University (Validated)

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