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Newcastle College University Centre

Animation

UCAS Code: WW27

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C(4) in GCSE Maths and English Language.

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

MM

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

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Animation

The aim of this course is to provide a supportive environment for you to engage in a sustained development of your animation practice. You’ll explore a broad range of techniques and processes and will have the opportunity to engage in a range of studio-based practice, as well as specialist skills-based workshops, tutorials and seminar sessions that will build up your own animation experience and technical expertise. The practice based modules are accompanied by live briefs, site specific working, field trips and exhibition opportunities which give you valuable experiences as a professional practitioner. As a team of experienced practitioners, the staff have an exhaustive list of opportunities that facilitate engagement with the industry. Work-ready guarantee This course has strong links to industry and previous students have undertaken projects with organisations including Animade, Pictoplasma, Discovery Museum, Live Theatre, Channel 4, Sony PlayStation, Sega, Orange, St Lukes, Studio Moo, Little Tiger Press, House of Illustration, V&A and Penguin Books. Our network of regional, national and international practitioners and animation companies such as Ardman, Arcus Studios, Novak, Atomhawk, YourFilm, Nowt Special, Artella, PhotoEspana have helped enrich our students experience whilst studying. Course tutors have links with several European universities that may give you the opportunity to work on international collaborative projects. Work placements are a key part of the course and give you the opportunity to put your skills into practice. Previous students have gained placements in Newcastle and London at organisations such as Aardman, Arcus, Kuro Dragon, Your Film and Novak. The degree in animation will enable you to pursue a career in the broader creative and digital industries. There are currently 50+ job roles which are directly related to this degree including animator, concept artist, 3D modeller, storyboard artist, compositor artist and many others. You may also wish to continue your studies and progress onto an appropriate Masters Degree.

Modules

Year One: Character Design and Animation, Idea Generation, Introduction to Visual Communication, Introduction to 3D Animation, Personal Development, Principles of Animation, Research and Development 1. Year Two: Digital Storytelling, Experimental Animation, Professional Development, Research and Development 2, VFX. Year Three: Animation Production, Commercial Production, Dissertation, Project Presentation, Project Proposal

Assessment methods

This programme draws on numerous teaching and learning strategies appropriate to your needs such as lectures, seminars, workshops, e-learning, field trips, guest speakers from industry and work-based/related learning. These strategies have been developed to ensure that you experience a range of methods that reflect the modules you study. Assessment is through written and practical assignments, presentations, peer work and independent study.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Digital Arts

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