Animation & VFX MSc

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Learn the creative and technical skills and the professional production pipelines that you need to work in the animation industry

Date of entry

September 2021

Start date

September 2021


12 months

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

This course will teach you the creative and technical skills you need to work in the animation and visual effects industry. This course mixes creative and critical thinking, and will develop your technical skill-set using industry-standard software such as Maya, Nuke, and Houdini.

What sets this course apart from others is how industry-facing it is. You will undertake a live project with an animation studio where you will work to a targeted brief, learn professional production pipelines, and receive feedback on your work. You will also develop a narrative-based film and showreel or breakdown reel as part of your final expo.

We have great connections to the animation, film, television, video games, and comics industries, and many of our graduates have gone on to work around the world for top studios and franchises.

Graduate credits include:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
  • Jurassic World
  • Black Panther

You will be supported by our academic and technical staff, who are or have recently been practitioners in industry. You will also have access to facilities, including dedicated studio space, 4K edit suites, and a green screen production studio.


“The course allowed me to work with a group of very talented people from various artists backgrounds – all of whom I was able to learn from and embark on various projects with. Thank you DJCAD! ”

Bimpe Alliu, Concept Artist, Industrial Light & Magic

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