3D Computer Animation

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This hands-on course helps you develop the skills needed to become a 3D Digital Developer, incorporating live industry related projects in a range of different 3D animation disciplines.

This course is aimed at creative individuals with an interest in video games, 2D/3D animation, film and digital art.

You will develop skills in character animation and modelling, 3D modelling and environments, textures and surfacing, special effects techniques, lighting and camera work. You will learn how to develop your presentation skills and how to produce a portfolio of work.

Learners will be introduced to industry-standard software including 3D Studio Max, Mudbox, After Effects and Photoshop. The course also incorporates 3D printers and VR Headsets into the learning experience.

During the Year 2 programme you will have an opportunity to participate in Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West Coast of Scotland affiliation and transition programmes. You will also have an opportunity to compete at Worldskills UK and continue on with the courses excellent track record..

Entry Requirements

2 Highers plus 3 subjects at National 5 including Computing Science or Graphic Communication; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Employment in new media, interactive and converging media technology.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Applied Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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