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 for more than a decade.

We offer two main pathways: Modelling & Animation and Architectural Visualisation. Whichever pathway you enrol on the first year is generic to provide a solid base of 3D skills and you don’t need any previous experience of 3D.

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http://theCollegeCGI.wordpress.com
 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

With a Foundation Degree in Architectural Visualisation and a good portfolio, graduates will typically find junior positions in the huge number of small / medium sized visualisation companies in the UK and abroad. However your progression opportunities are increased by continuing with our BSc top-up programme which is one year with an optional placement year in industry. Many students who take placements are invited back on a permanent basis after graduating from the BSc top-up.

What jobs can I get? 

Our graduates work in over 100 different companies including many of the big visualisation and simulation studios such as Crystal CG, D-Box, Darcstudio, Drilling Systems, F10, Forbes Massie, 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 C 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
Project 1
Modelling and Materials 1
3D Animation 1
Lighting and Rendering
Graphical Communications 1
Production Editing and Sound

Year 2 – Level I
Project 2
Rendering and Post-Production
Architectural Modelling Techniques
Architectural Materials and Lighting
Environment and Composition
 

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.
 


 

More info

Start Day/Time 

September 2020

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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