COURSE OVERVIEW

UCAS CODE W615 UCAS TARIFF 96 - 112 BA (Hons) 3 YEARS
The BA (HONS) Animation Degree is a brand new course, the program is diverse & imaginative, if you have a passion for animation and a love of storytelling, you will thrive as part of a design community preparing for an exciting career in animation. The course combines traditional and digital techniques exploring a range of animation principals. Throughout your study you will develop your traditional drawing skills and be introduced to 2D character animation. Working with industry leading 2D animation software, such as Toon Boom, you will develop a professional portfolio. You will have opportunities to create self-directed short film or animated project to express your voice as an animator, to introduce yourself in industry, and gain exposure through international competitions and film festivals. You will have the opportunity to partake in visits and international trips, such as the Manchester Animation Festival, as well as take part in live briefs & competitions and to develop a dynamic showreel. We have forged incredible links with industry with connections such as Tim Searle, Chris Ridell and Aardman Academy who worked with us as part of our Industry Liaison Group and delivering in person guest talks.
During your three years of study you will learn the fundamentals of illustration, animation and storytelling as well as art direction and post-production.

You will develop real-world technical skills including:

• Character animation
• Narrative production
• Illustration
• World building & character development
• Storyboarding
• Motion graphics
• Analogue & digital development
• Post-production
• Creative direction

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Students will have the opportunity to become skilled operators of a range of industry standard software, including Toon Boom!

CAREER PATHS

What can I do with an animation degree?

ANIMATOR
ILLUSTRATOR
STORY BOARD ARTIST
CHARACTER DESIGNER
ANIMATION PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
COMIC ARTIST
ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE
ILLUSTRATOR
CHARACTER DESIGNER
DEVELOPMENT ARTIST
MOTION GRAPHIC ARTIST
DIGITAL DESIGNER

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