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Animation

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

UCAS Code: W615 | Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit grade.

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

MP

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

MPP

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Animation

Bring your creations to life with this exciting Foundation degree. You will study both traditional and digital methods to produce animation for film, TV, computer games, screen media and interactive applications - catapulting your creative career to success.

Master the illusion of movement with this animation programme. You will study at the impressive Quarry Hill campus, where cutting-edge computer suites and fantastic facilities really allow you to unleash your creativity.

You will explore 2D and 3D animation and modelling - developing concepts into tangible wire-frames, digital imagery, and character and prop models. You will also produce a professional portfolio to showcase your work. You will learn a range of animation skills and techniques including stop frame, motion capture, analogue and digital techniques and learn how to work in a professional animation studio. You will work on major projects and live briefs with employers to help you to develop industry standard working practices.

The course is focussed on developing your practical skills, so there will be plenty of opportunities for you to use industry-standard hardware and software to create your own film sequences. You will apply a range of animation techniques to different contexts such as video games, giving you an edge once you enter the industry.

Modules

Our modules focus on skills development and may include:

Year 1 (level 4)
2D & 3D Techniques: In this module you will develop your skills in a range of fundamental 2D and 3D animation techniques, and use industry standard software.

Motion Techniques: In this module you will explore analogue and digital motion techniques

Pre-Production Techniques: This module will develop your pre-production techniques including storyboarding, concept art and character design.

Animation in Context: This module will introduce you to key theories and principles throughout the history of animation.

The Creative Professional: This module will introduce you to professional practice and working in the creative industries.

Commercial Practice: In this module you will explore a range of commercial outlets for your practice, and introduce freelance working practices.

Year 2 (level 5)
Hybrid Techniques: In this module you will experiment combining a range of analogue, digital and VFX which is increasingly used in contemporary animation.

Live Brief: Here you will work with a client to produce a project in response to a live brief. You will receive developmental feedback on your work from animation professionals throughout this module.

Personal Project: This module provides the opportunity for you to develop and produce a creative animation project.

Collaboration: Collaboration is increasingly important in animation as you will work with a wide variety of creatives to deliver projects. This module provides the opportunity to collaborate with creatives from another discipline.

Contemporary Issues in Animation: In this module you will explore the issues and debates that surround your personal animation practice.

Assessment methods

Assessments will be carried out through:

Practical performed assessments
Workshop learning
Student and tutor-led sessions
Personal and professional action planning, with a focus on tutor and peer-led reflective feedback

Tuition fees

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England
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Republic of Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Quarry Hill Campus

Department:

University Centre

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