3D Digital Design and Animation, BA Hons

3D Digital Design and Animation, BA Hons

3D digital design and animation is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of creativity and technical development. Animated films, television and advertising graphics, computer games design and architectural modelling are some of the most visible products of this industry. The explosive growth of digital media and the computer arts industries have created global demand for designers and animators, and suitably qualified professionals in this field are in high demand in the UK and abroad. This programme deals with the technical and aesthetic aspects of 3D design and animation. It successfully combines traditional art and design principles such as observational drawing and modelling, with the possibilities of computing and digital media.

You will explore design and creative thinking, form and context, animation and film, computing and technology, and sound design. You will also be encouraged to develop highly specialised skills in these areas, in line with your own ambitions. The Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts is a member of the Design and Art Direction College Network and students exhbit at the New Blood and Free Range graduate degree shows. The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. Stockwell Street is just a short walk from the university's buildings on the Old Royal Naval College site. The aims of the programme are:

  • To encourage students to think about the design and creation of 3D environments, character design and the use of CGI and moving image in a diverse and interdisciplinary way
  • To develop individual creative and aesthetic sensibilities
  • To develop craft, technical and the wider creative process and skills which are central to the programme.

UCAS code



Creative Professions & Digital Arts


Greenwich Campus


3 years full-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM relevant A-levels at grade C or above

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics)

OR equivalent qualifications.

Suitable candidates may be invited to interview in which they will present a creative portfolio.


Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a portfolio of design project work.

Career options

Graduates may pursue careers in film, animation, TV, video games design and digital interactive media industries. They may also specialise in computer animation, digital arts, scientific visualisations, post-production and visual effects. In addition opportunities exist in other design related fields requiring specialist 3D skills such as product design, urban design, architecture and landscape.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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