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De Montfort University

Animation

UCAS Code: W615

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C

A-Level Art and Design C or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Art and Design related-subject preferable

UCAS Tariff

104

from at least 2 A-Levels including A-Level Art and Design C or above Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature or equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Animation

Animation BA (Hons) at De Montfort University offers a challenging and exciting experience, supporting you to develop your skills in the production of 3D character animation, 2D animation, drawing, concept art, compositing and VFX. This course has close links to industry and you will receive regular input from working professionals and work to briefs set by industry. We have excellent specialist facilities including animation, recording and sound studios, editing suites and dedicated graphics studios, computer suites for lectures and practical workshops, screening rooms for viewing dailies and presentations, VFX green screen, exposure to latest software and motion capture facilities to ensure you achieve the high level of professional skills required by industry. 97.3% of DMU graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Modules

Year one
• 2D Animation 1
• Critical Studies 1
• Animation Production 1
• Visual Communication 1
Year two
• VFX - Visual Effects
• Critical Studies 2
• 2D Animation 2
• Animation Production 2
• Visual Communication 2
Year three
• Professional Brief
• Major Project

Assessment methods

Our vibrant studio culture encourages you to achieve your full potential. Teaching is delivered primarily through lectures and practical sessions, with access to keynote lectures and support from industry mentors. Practical classes provide hands-on experience of creating animation and manipulating VFX tools. Extensive use is made of web based tools - including Facebook - to support an enthusiastic course community. Tutorials are used to provide feedback and a framework for ensuring you see improvements in your work. Additional learning materials are also offered online.

Assessments include regular presentations of artwork and reports for peer, tutor and industry critique. You will produce your own showreel of professional standard work, guided by experts from the animation industry and the teaching team. We work closely with leading companies such as CITV, Double Negative and RJDM Studios. Industry representatives make regular visits to give presentations and review showreels.

You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Animation

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Design occupations
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Animation

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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