3D Production - DIGM5320

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 5 30 (15) Blaine Epsley checkmark-circle


This module introduces the 3D Design pipeline using industry-standard software packages.Each technical workshop session includes hands-on training in 3D Design and compositing software. Practical sessions cover 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, animation and compositing.


Contact hours

60 Contact hours
240 Private study hours
Total hours 300

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Williams, R. E. (2009). The Animator's Survival Kit: Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas for Computer, Stop-motion, Games and Classical Animators. London: Faber and Faber.
Derakhshani, Dariush. 2015. Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons.
Palamar, Todd. 2015. Mastering Autodesk Maya 2016. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons
Fridsma, Lisa and Brie Gyncild. 2020. Adobe After Effects CC classroom in a book. San Jose, California, USA: Adobe System Incorporated.
Christiansen, Mark. 2014. Adobe After Effects CC: visual effects & compositing studio techniques. Peachpit.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Apply the principles of modelling and environments using appropriate industry standard tools.
2 Understand the main constraints that affect computer based 3D modelling.
3 Effectively communicate through the production of basic 3D models, animation and compositing.
4 Knowledge and a critical understanding of the parameters that produce good modelling solutions.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Use Information and Communication Technologies
2. Present and communicate their creative and technical work in a timely manner
3. Work in flexible, creative and independent ways and to think critically


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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