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 2024

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Dundee City Campus

This course will support you to learn 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.

What sets this course apart from others is how industry-facing it is. You will work as part of a team on a live project to a targeted brief set by a professional client, learn professional production animation and VFX pipelines, and receive feedback on your work from professionals. You will also develop a narrative-based film, showreel, or breakdown reel as part of your final submission.

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

Recent graduate credits include:

  • Jurassic World: Dominion
  • Eternals
  • WandaVision
  • The Mandalorian
  • Artemis Fowl

You will be supported by our academic and technical staff, as well as visiting speakers who have experience of working in the animation and / or VFX industry. You will also have access to facilities, including a dedicated studio space, PC Lab with current industry standard animation and VFX software, 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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