Our BA (Hons) Animation is a focussed course aimed at students interested in becoming a professional animator who can work across animated film, TV and related industries. You will work alongside other committed students who are collectively interested in animation production.
On this intensive course students will learn practical and technical skills across a range of traditional and digital animation practice. This is developed through practical investigation of the animation production cycle including narrative production, worldbuilding, character development, storyboarding, background/layout and animation. A rigorous introduction will help you to understand how to work across traditional and digital media including 2D, 3D CG and stop motion animation, helping you to develop a focused skillset to prepare you for the animation industry or postgraduate study.
We encourage collaboration both at course level and across the University, including live briefs and international competitions, helping you to focus on developing your specialist practice within animation.
Opportunities for work experience, studio visits and attending festivals are supported. The course also has visiting professionals who give insight into career development and industry practices. Previous visiting professionals have included animators, scriptwriters, producers and directors from companies such as CBBC, Aardman Animation, Mackinnon and Saunders, Cartoon Network and Golden Wolf.
Through these you’ll learn to generate your own networking, collaboration and career opportunities, and how to find work and clients when you graduate.