UCA Rochester

BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts

Three years full-time



UCAS code

W281 R BA/CAA

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September 2015

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September 2016 entry - course information:

Driven by the world's seemingly limitless demands for creative and original CG content, UCA's Computer Animation Arts degree offers you an outstanding launch pad for an exciting career in this rapidly evolving industry.

With a predominantly art and design based focus, and with an additional emphasis on the fundamentals of product design, you'll graduate from UCA as a skilled artist, in both 2D and 3D form. We'll also train you to become an experienced, proficient software user, helping you to develop a well-rounded skill set - highly sought after by employers in the animation industry.

  • Tom Farrington, BA (Hons) CG Arts & Animation, UCA Rochester

  • Samantha Niemczyk, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, UCA Rochester

  • Nat Urwin, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, UCA Rochester

  • Urvashi Lele, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, UCA Rochester

  • Tom Farrington, BA (Hons) CG Arts & Animation, UCA Rochester

  • Tom Beg, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts

  • Anita Gill, BA (Hons) CG Arts & Animation, UCA Rochester

  • Anthony Faulkner, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, UCA Rochester

  • David Keefe, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts

  • Lydia Caplan, BA (Hons) CG Arts & Animation, UCA Rochester

  • Alex Zepherin-Pinnock, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts

  • Group work for the ACT Collaboration Project

  • Joey Ku, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, UCA Rochester

  • Anita Gill, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, UCA Rochester

  • Jon Stewart & Pol Winandy, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts

  • Samantha Niemczyk, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, UCA Rochester

  • Alex Edmonds, BA (Hons) CG Arts & Animation, UCA Rochester

  • Mike Smallwood, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, UCA Rochester

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Key study topics include:

  • Life drawing
  • Animation
  • Storyboarding and 3D pre-visualisation
  • Character design, set-up and animation
  • Digital concept art and set building
  • 3D modelling
  • Texturing
  • Rigging and skinning
  • Lighting and rendering
  • Compositing
  • Editing and publishing
  • Visual effects and animation
  • Independent and collaborative CG arts and animation projects
  • Publishing and promotion. 

For more details, please visit the course website which includes more examples of students' work and the course blog.

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