Why choose this course?
You want to join the No.1 Animation School in the UK and Europe (and No.3 in the World) as acclaimed by The Rookies Awards 2020.
Described by the Rookies as an ‘innovative and enterprising university’ our students regularly achieve critical acclaim for their work. Our award-winning 2D animation course produces outstanding graduates, renowned for their creativity, technical skills and employment potential. Our digital animation programme as a whole, is accredited by The Rookies, SideFX and CILECT. This means, you’ll be joining a department that’s gained international recognition for training the animators of the future. Learn more about our Rookies ranking and view examples of our student work. Our facilities will also help you to thrive. You’ll have access to dedicated PC labs, kitted out with everything you need to bring your creations to life. The Learning Resource Centre contains clones of our animation labs (software and hardware) so if you want to continue your animation studies late at night or during the weekend you can. Plus, you can use our motion capture suite, digital photography and filmmaking equipment to work on your own projects. Kickstart your future by graduating from an internationally renowned animation school.
It’s time to take your talent and imagination to the next level
You want to produce stunning animations and discover your unique style. You want to immerse yourself in character design, motion graphics and interactive storytelling. You dream of creating the illusion of movement and you have a sketch book full of ideas. Now’s the time to master your dreams. We’ll teach you all aspects of digital animation development and the production process. You’ll develop specialised skills in storyboarding, keyframing and colouring. You’ll spend time mastering digital puppet animation, motion graphics and 2D game design. Extend your knowledge of traditional animation techniques and apply them to today’s digital world. You’ll produce ambitious work showing an expert understanding of technique, software proficiency and high production values. Your wide skillset will be in high demand, allowing you to move between companies and adapt to the varied demands of the industry. This is your chance to be creative. To tell that story. This is your chance be you.
You want to join an exciting animation community
You want to train under the guidance of experienced animators. To learn from artists and authors in the comics, film and games industries who’ve worked on projects including The Hobbit, Tintin, Tom & Jerry and The Avengers. We’ll share our experience and unique insight into the animation industry so you can develop your skills with confidence. You’ll have the opportunity to work on live projects to gain a working knowledge of the industry and begin to build a network of industry contacts. When you graduate, we’ll invite you to join our active alumni community, many of whom have senior positions in the animation industry.
UCAS code: W618
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Introduction to CG, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Applying CG, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Creativity, Concept & Story, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Animated Thinking, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Progressing 2D Animation, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Creative Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Design, Interactivity & Professional Practices, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Moving Visions, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Pre-Production for 2D Animation, 30 Credits, Compulsory
Professional Practices & Degree Project, 60 Credits, Compulsory
Concepts in Motion: Articulated Research & Writing, 30 Credits, Compulsory