3D Computer Animation

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This stimulating studio-based HND provides students with the opportunity to embark on a thrilling journey to build a strong foundation to launch an exciting career in 3D Animation.

You will learn:

Working within a Project Team; Developmental Drawing; 3D Computer Animation: Movement Studies Intermediate; 3D Computer Modelling and Animation: An Introduction; 3D Animation: Drawing Skills; 3D Animation: Environmental Modelling; 3D Computer Animation: Character Modelling Intermediate; 3D Animation: Lighting; Creative Industries: An Introduction; Life Drawing; 3D Computer Animation: Surface Texturing and Shading; 3D Animation: Special Effects; 3D Computer Animation: Movement Studies Advanced; 3D Computer Animation: Graded Unit 2; 3D Computer Animation: Character Modelling Advanced; Editing: An Introduction; Compositing and Motion Graphics; Digital Imaging: Bitmap Techniques; Creating a Showreel and Portfolio.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or Art and Design Diploma Level 3 (UAL), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You will attend for interview and bring along a portfolio of your work.

Progression Routes

Degree level study

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Art and Design

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT