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Animation (Four Years with First Year Level 0)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

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

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

64 Tariff Points from accepted Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Computer animation and visual effects

Year 0 in animation encourages creativity, imagination and new ways of making, thinking and documenting. If you are not quite ready for year one of our three year undergraduate degree then this course is for you. Year 0 in animation is not a standalone course, it is the first stage of a full bachelor’s degree and once successfully completed you will be able to progress smoothly into our BA (Hons) Animation.

Tutors nurture student's creative potential and support them whilst they learn the essential practical, intellectual, and transferable skills needed to confidently enter into year one. As well as developing fundamental skills students will also gain a broad grounding in their chosen specialist area, an understanding of the cultural contexts of the creative industries and the ability to develop hardware and software suitable for animation practice.

This course is a Four year programme, consisting of a Year 0 year progressing into the three year BA (Hons) Animation programme.

Key study topics

- Contemporary culture

- Animation fundamentals

- Modelling to camera

- Human and creature mechanic

- Visual narrative

- Big ideas and philosophies

- Character modeling and rigging

- Animation industry

Modules

Year 0, the first year of a 4-year degree, runs over one academic year during which students complete four units. In term one they will begin a unit in Explorative Media and Design studies. They will also complete a unit in English Language, which continues throughout Term 1 and 2 and provides the basic transferable skills necessary to underpin their practical and theoretical work. In term two students commence their Specialist Study unit and engage in a series of projects designed to broaden their chosen discipline knowledge and skills of either Animation or Games Design. These will become more challenging as they move into term three to start the Final Major Project.

Assessment methods

Students will receive feedback on their work during critiques, tutorials and group discussion.
Peer review and feedback are also valuable within our assessment strategy.
Formal feedback against learning outcomes and assessment is provided once a term alongside formative guidance.
At the end of the last unit, summative assessment will take place in response to the submission of specified assessment evidence. All of the above will help students to enter with confidence into their chosen year 1 subject of either Animation or Games Design.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ravensbourne University London

Department:

Ravensbourne

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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