Undergraduate programmes

Computer Animation & Visual Effects

Teesside University enjoys a long-standing and excellent reputation in the exciting fields of animation and visual effects. Our courses are designed for careers in computer animation, character animation, concept art, and visual effects for TV and film.

Teesside University is ranked as one of the top 20 places to study animation in the world by 3D World magazine, and our computer character animation and computer animation and visual effects courses are accredited by Creative Skillset, the UK’s Creative Industries' Sector Skills Council.

Animation Career Review (ACR) also rates us in the top 20 places to study animation in the world. It says, 'Let’s look at the facts: their graduates have gone on to work at Pixar, DreamWorks, Framestore, Sega, and Ubisoft on projects like Kung Fu Panda, Avatar, Mass Effect 2, Monsters University, Gravity, Iron Man 3, and the Grand Theft Auto series! 3D World ranked this university as one of the top 20 places in the world to study animation and we here at ACR definitely agree with their judgment! The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate options for animation and game animation paths to better meet your specific needs.'


  • Ranked in the top 20 international schools of animation by Animation Career Review
  • State-of-the-art facilities with fully equipped 2D and 3D animation studios, life-drawing studios, motion-capture studio, sound stage and recording studio
  • Network at Animex, the University-hosted international festival of animation and computer games, one of the top 25 can’t-miss events to attend this year (Animation Magazine 2015)
  • Study one of our Skillset-accredited programmes, considered amongst the best in the world – we’re one of the top 20 places in the world for courses in animation and computer games (3D World and Animation Career Review)
  • Develop essential teamwork experience, producing a professional short film ready to screen at international festivals
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