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Computer animation student
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Computer Animation and Visual Effects

International Scholarships available

Overview

Creative thinking is at the heart of what we do. If you are passionate about filmmaking, animation, games or drawing, we will give you the skills to help you make your mark in the animation and visual effects industry.

The core themes of the course are storytelling, animation and cinematography. We will help you develop your creativity and technical ability in all these areas so that you graduate with the expertise in animation and visual effects employers are looking for.

You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of experience in the industry - Senior Lecturer Darren Wall has worked on award-winning animated short films for the BBC, while Rory McLeish has worked on Clint Eastwood's Hollywood blockbusters Flags of our Fathers and The Day After Tomorrow.

We will teach you about animation principles and practice, video production and advanced post production. The visual effects element of the course covers techniques from digital compositing to 3D character animation and dynamic simulation.

You will have the opportunity to exhibit your final projects to the general public and industry professionals at our end of year showcase.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.

You will have access to guest lectures from experts such as Jamie Lochhead - a visual effects specialist who has worked for the BBC and ITV– and Disney animator Aaron Blaise. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a live brief set by Feature Media, an award-winning video production company in Leeds, who will give you feedback on your work.

One of the most exciting parts of our course is the opportunities we will give you to get creative in our first-class facilities. You will be able to use our motion capture studio to track the movement of a performer and apply this motion onto a virtual 3D character, just like the character Gollum in Lord of the Rings or the film King Kong.

In our blue screen room you will film something live and apply it to any background or location you wish without leaving the studio. You will use our digital sculpting tool Z-brush, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suite and the latest compositing software.

There are several international animation and film festivals held locally which provide great opportunities to immerse yourself in the industry.

We also offer you the chance to go abroad during your summer break and work with students at a university in Austria on animation and visual effects projects.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Sandwich year
  • Specialist facilities
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Student work

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Entry Requirements

72
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. Through your personal statement you are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to computing.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. Through your personal statement you are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to computing.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Laura Whitaker

Careers

Laura Whitaker
Creative Media Manager Dynamic Business Services Ltd

BSc (Hons) Computer Animation & Visual Effects

“My course leaders had great connections. After being talent-spotted at an end-of-year showcase event at the University, I'm now employed as a 3D design specialist and trainer.

Teaching and learning

Develop the necessary combination of creative, critical and technical skills for a career in the animation and visual effects industry. You will hone a relevant and an agile skillset demanded in the digital and creative industries, and you will create a personal portfolio of animation, visual effects and related work. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
Begin to build your foundation knowledge, technical and creative skills across the subject by studying six core modules. You will be encouraged to start thinking about possible specialisms and roles in industry you might wish to explore.
Overall workload
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276 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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924 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

An opportunity to develop 3D Assets and Environment, looking at modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering.

Improve your knowledge in observation and drawing to benefit your animation skills. You will be introduced to a variety of creative techniques.

Enhance your awareness of the historical and technical changes in the use of special effects and develop your knowledge of effects within the contemporary film and television industry. You will apply basic visual effects to static and moving images, and perform basic compositing operations using industry-standard digital applications.

We'll provide you with an appreciation of the different types of animation that are available and enable you to begin to apply fundamental animation techniques.

You will develop an appreciation for design and visual aesthetics, learning the appropriate terminology, technical skills and basic visual awareness to be successful in industries related to creative technology.

This is a chance to develop your video editing skills, have an introduction to pre-production, production and visual effects techniques.

Across your six core modules, you will work on larger scale creative projects, both individually and in creative teams. In your second semester you will actively consider specific areas of the industry in relation to your ability and enthusiasm in order to begin developing more focused routes to industry.
Overall workload
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236 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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964 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Examine essential 3D modelling techniques, including the professional pipeline required to achieve a proficient level of artistry for digital sculpting and soft surface modelling within a typical VFX workflow.

An opportunity to develop skills in automated animation techniques. Based on experimentation in the simulation of real world effects, you will develop a portfolio of content.

You will gain practical experience of creating high quality video compositing sequences including the integration of 3D & live video content.

Analyse how an actor or other type of professional performance can be harnessed, using digital motion capture techniques. You will get the chance to edit and manipulate captured data.

An introduction to the field of look development, you will build your skills and confidence with light in order to create a spread of different set-ups, demonstrating the relationship between lighting, shaders, rendering and compositing.

An opportunity to gain practical experience producing content for a professional visual effects product.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

You will study four core modules and two option modules. Your tutors will encourage and support you as you choose your option modules to match your career aspirations, begin to seek employment and finalise your professional show-reel material.
Overall workload
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171 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
1029 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and practical assessments.
Core Modules

We will develop your knowledge and awareness of the animation and visual effects industry. You'll be guided in creating a portfolio of work for presenting to potential employers.

An opportunity to work on either a group or individual major showpiece project within an area associated with animation and visual effects.

This is an opportunity to create an animation or visual effects sequence to be used as the main show piece for their professional show-reel.

Option modules may include:

You will be introduced to scriptwriting for broadcast and will learn how to provide effective written content for online media

You will explore the conventions of short film production, with a view to applying your own style and creative skills, with a particular emphasis on creative storytelling.

We will improve your ability to apply motion to visual content in a technically advanced and aesthetically appealing manner.

An in-depth study of the key principles and tools for creating 3D character designs.

The aim of this module is to allow you to experiment with, implement and analyse lighting, texturing and rendering techniques related to 3D visualisation.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Begin to build your foundation knowledge, technical and creative skills across the subject by studying six core modules. You will be encouraged to start thinking about possible specialisms and roles in industry you might wish to explore.
Overall workload
Clock icon
276 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
924 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

An opportunity to develop 3D Assets and Environment, looking at modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering.

Improve your knowledge in observation and drawing to benefit your animation skills. You will be introduced to a variety of creative techniques.

Enhance your awareness of the historical and technical changes in the use of special effects and develop your knowledge of effects within the contemporary film and television industry. You will apply basic visual effects to static and moving images, and perform basic compositing operations using industry-standard digital applications.

We'll provide you with an appreciation of the different types of animation that are available and enable you to begin to apply fundamental animation techniques.

You will develop an appreciation for design and visual aesthetics, learning the appropriate terminology, technical skills and basic visual awareness to be successful in industries related to creative technology.

This is a chance to develop your video editing skills, have an introduction to pre-production, production and visual effects techniques.

Across your six core modules, you will work on larger scale creative projects, both individually and in creative teams. In your second semester you will actively consider specific areas of the industry in relation to your ability and enthusiasm in order to begin developing more focused routes to industry.
Overall workload
Clock icon
236 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
964 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and practical assessments.

 

Core Modules

Examine essential 3D modelling techniques, including the professional pipeline required to achieve a proficient level of artistry for digital sculpting and soft surface modelling within a typical VFX workflow.

An opportunity to develop skills in automated animation techniques. Based on experimentation in the simulation of real world effects, you will develop a portfolio of content.

You will gain practical experience of creating high quality video compositing sequences including the integration of 3D & live video content.

Analyse how an actor or other type of professional performance can be harnessed, using digital motion capture techniques. You will get the chance to edit and manipulate captured data.

An introduction to the field of look development, you will build your skills and confidence with light in order to create a spread of different set-ups, demonstrating the relationship between lighting, shaders, rendering and compositing.

An opportunity to gain practical experience producing content for a professional visual effects product.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

You will study four core modules and two option modules. Your tutors will encourage and support you as you choose your option modules to match your career aspirations, begin to seek employment and finalise your professional show-reel material.
Overall workload
Clock icon
171 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
1029 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and practical assessments.
Core Modules

We will develop your knowledge and awareness of the animation and visual effects industry. You'll be guided in creating a portfolio of work for presenting to potential employers.

An opportunity to work on either a group or individual major showpiece project within an area associated with animation and visual effects.

This is an opportunity to create an animation or visual effects sequence to be used as the main show piece for their professional show-reel.

Option modules may include:

You will be introduced to scriptwriting for broadcast and will learn how to provide effective written content for online media

You will explore the conventions of short film production, with a view to applying your own style and creative skills, with a particular emphasis on creative storytelling.

We will improve your ability to apply motion to visual content in a technically advanced and aesthetically appealing manner.

An in-depth study of the key principles and tools for creating 3D character designs.

The aim of this module is to allow you to experiment with, implement and analyse lighting, texturing and rendering techniques related to 3D visualisation.

Dr Darren Wall
Dr Darren Wall
Senior Lecturer

Darren has been lecturing in creative arts subjects since 2000. He specialises in 3D Graphics, animation and digital sculpture.

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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • All software used on the course if a student version is available

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Accommodation / travel / commuting costs incurred during any placements
    (Payments for these costs should be negotiated as part of the placement itself, or considered as any other normal outgoing while working would be. Placements are usually paid)

Course-specific optional costs

  • A laptop running Windows 10
    (Laptops can be borrowed from the university for free should you choose not to purchase your own and all computer labs at the university run Windows 10)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £3000.
The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • All software used on the course if a student version is available

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Accommodation / travel / commuting costs incurred during any placements
    (Payments for these costs should be negotiated as part of the placement itself, or considered as any other normal outgoing while working would be. Placements are usually paid)

Course-specific optional costs

  • A laptop running Windows 10
    (Laptops can be borrowed from the university for free should you choose not to purchase your own and all computer labs at the university run Windows 10)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • All software used on the course if a student version is available

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Accommodation / travel / commuting costs incurred during any placements
    (Payments for these costs should be negotiated as part of the placement itself, or considered as any other normal outgoing while working would be. Placements are usually paid)

Course-specific optional costs

  • A laptop running Windows 10
    (Laptops can be borrowed from the university for free should you choose not to purchase your own and all computer labs at the university run Windows 10)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Blue screen / motion capture studio
    Blue screen / motion capture studio

    The 3D motion capture equipment records and analyses human movement to produce animated content. We also have other movement analysis technology, including eye-tracking facilities.

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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