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Digital Animation

University Centre South Essex

UCAS Code: W615 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Minimum 15 credits at Merit or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Animation

BA (Hons) Digital Animation is structured to provide a vast range of artistic skills and techniques that the modern 2D and 3D animation industry is calling out for. The course covers all aspects of the production process from traditional animating, to background design, to visual communication, to the use of colour.

Students will work with up to date industry skills such as compositing, 2D digital puppet animation, motion graphic design and 3D digital animation. Students will also cover traditional art and design skills through drawing classes and art fundamentals sessions.

Through the use of project management tools such as ftrack and ftrack review our feedback is quick, effective and industry standard (and with our Discord server, Microsoft Teams and Canvas site you should find the ease of contact and sharing of information to be to the very best standard).

Modules

Year 1: Level 4 - Knowledge and Comprehension
ADDAN 101 – Ideas Factory
ADDAN 102 - Historical and Contextual Studies
ADDAN 103 - Principles of Animation
ADDAN 104 - Animation Production

Year 2: Level 5 – Application and Analysis
ADDAN 201 - Concept Development
ADDAN 202 – Narrative Animation
ADDAN 203 – Art Fundamentals for Animation
ADDAN 204 – Character Performance

Year 3: Level 6 – Synthesis and Evaluation
ADDAN 301 – Dissertation Project
ADDAN 302 - Final Major Project Development
ADDAN 303 – Final Major Project
ADDAN 304 – Professional Development

Assessment methods

Coursework is assessed in the following ways a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including:
• Practical Portfolio and/or sketchbook
• Solo/Group Presentations (These will be recorded)
• Written Essays
• Research Portfolios

All of these will have the option to be submitted online via Canvas as well as in our submission boxes located in the animation studio (3C.27). This is in order to provide the most amount of choice for our students and prepare them for this ever changing and expanding technological landscape.

There are no examinations on this course.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework:

Year 1
100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12%

Year 2
100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12%

Year 3
100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%

Tuition fees

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

England
£8,500
per year
EU
£17,930
per year
International
£17,930
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Basildon

Department:

Faculty of Higher Education

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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.

100%
high
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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

90%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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

Creative arts and design

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

£12k

£12k

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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