The Computer Animation Research Centre (CARC) is the research embodiment of the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), which is a recognised centre of excellence in computer animation, fusing technical developments in computer science with underlying artistic principles and practice.
Since its establishment in 1989, the National Centre for Computer Animation has conducted research of international significance in computer visualisation, animation and visual effects. Recently we have:
- Received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in February 2012 for our contribution to research and education in computer animation;
- Been described by the NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) report, Next Gen. (2011) as a ‘a global leader in education and research in computer animation and visualisation’;
- Been awarded over £4 million in research funding from RCUK and EU;
- Secured and established a multimillion pound EPSRC-funded Industrial Doctoral Centre, known as the Centre for Digital Entertainment, in 2009 jointly with the University of Bath and successfully added a further EPSRC grant of a similar scale to extend this significant development to 2022;
- Supported a fast growing postgraduate research student community.
For more information about research, education, staff and industry collaboration, please visit the NCCA website.