HND (SCQF Level 8)


2 years


Aug 2024


  • Art, Design & Photography


  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

The HND 3D Computer Animation course will provide you with the technical and creative skills needed for a career in the animation industry. Students will explore a range of topics such as character design and modelling, environmental modelling, special effects, compositing and motion graphics. Using industry-standard software and equipment students will learn the technical process of animation – from design, storyboarding, modeling and animating, through to the final editing process.

Students will have an opportunity to learn 3Ds Max, After Effects, Photoshop, traditional drawing, character design, storyboarding, animation principles and techniques to create a wide range of animation.

What you will experience

You will focus on specific aspects of the industry such as:

• Traditional drawing skills
• Storyboarding
• Character animation and modelling
• Texturing
• Surfacing
• 2D animation and motion graphics
• Special effects
• Editing