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Animation BA (Hons)
Animation BA (Hons)

Animation BA (Hons)

  • ID:NU440140
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 120 UCAS Tariff points
  • From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate
  • GCSE Requirements: Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Course Information

Do you want to work in animation, film, motion graphics, computer games or graphic design? This course builds on your interests to give you an intellectual understanding of design, art, film and narrative theory.

You will be taught cutting-edge techniques and computer-based animation skills using industry standard software, along with practical project management skills and critical analytical thinking. The Animation course is a vibrant community of practice, which provides you with the opportunity to develop an impressive technical skillset, professional understanding and creative vision.

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Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year 1

MI4011 -
Introduction to Animation (Core,20 Credits)
MI4012 -
Visual Language 1 (Core,20 Credits)
MI4014 -
Introduction to 3D Animation (Core,20 Credits)
MI4016 -
Sound Design and Editing (Core,20 Credits)
MI4017 -
Films for Filmmakers 1: Critical Concepts in Film and Television Studies (Core,20 Credits)
XD4005 -
Principle of Visual Design (Core,20 Credits)
YA5001 -
Academic Language Skills for Arts (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 2

AH5009 -
History and Theory of Visual Arts 2 (Core,20 Credits)
MI5014 -
Character Design & Modelling (Core,20 Credits)
MI5016 -
Research & Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)
MI5017 -
Animation Performance (Core,20 Credits)
MI5018 -
Compositing for Animation (Core,20 Credits)
MI5019 -
Experimental Motion Graphics (Core,20 Credits)
YA5001 -
Academic Language Skills for Arts (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 3

AD5001 -
Arts Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
AD5002 -
Arts Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)
AT5004 -
Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
AT5007 -
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)



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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will graduate equipped with the skills to work in a variety of careers across the expanding world of animation. Our graduates have progressed into a range of organisations and typically in the visual effects and design industries, with quick progression within six months to a year.

Recent graduates are working, amongst others, as 3D artists at Time Based Arts and Earth; as animators at The Mill; as motion designers in German TV; as rotoscoping artists at Double Negative; as animation visualisers at Pixel House Media; and as games testers at Rockstar North. Others have launched successful design companies, working with clients including Kanye West and Nike.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single: 300 GBP/year

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