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Animation

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

As UCAS tariff

As UCAS tariff and Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English and Maths.

112 UCAS tariff points to include 3 Higher Level Subjects and Ordinary Level English and Maths at grade O4

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

DMM

As UCAS tariff

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points to include 1 GCE Advanced Level or equivalent and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Animation

This rare BSc degree in Animation is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and vocational experience needed to enter this dynamic and rapidly growing industry.

With access to high-tech facilities such as our six camera Motion Capture Studio, you’ll use innovative techniques and practices to create professional standard digital animations, and develop a strong foundation of knowledge in areas such as:

-Classical animation techniques

-Storytelling

-Still and moving image capture/manipulation

-Design, cinematography, modelling and animation

-Concept art

-Digital sculpting and compositing

-CGI lighting

This comprehensive programme is part of Screen Yorkshire’s prestigious Connected Campus initiative and carefully blends creativity and conceptual development with technical theory to produce talented multi-skilled graduates who are primed to embark on exciting and stimulating careers within the world of animation.

With opportunities to collaborate with partners in Qingdao (China), attend workshops and talks by award-winning professionals like James Butler (Animator, Peppa Pig), Iki Ikram (VFX Artist, Last of Us, Uncharted) and Ben Smith (Director, StarDog and TurboCat), as well as the chance to work on a bespoke studio project in your final year, you’ll develop into a competent and confident professional all set to enjoy a fulfilling career in animation.

Modules

Students studying Animation will develop practical skills in computer animation, motion capture, visual effects and CGI production. Working with visiting professionals you will be able to develop high level professional skills as well as useful contacts within the creative industries that can give your career a kick start.
You will also learn how to read, decode and understand animation whilst developing a range of transferable skills in research, critical analysis, written communication and oral presentation as well as team working and leadership.
Year One (Core)
3D Character Modelling and Animation
Conventions of Animation
Creative Industries - Foundation
Creativity and Imagination
Introduction to 3D Computer Modelling and Animation
Observational Drawing
Year Two
3D Character Creation (Core)
Advanced Character Animation (Core)
Classical Animation (Core)
Script Programming and Technical Animation (Core)
CGI Lighting, Rendering and Look Development (Option)
Motion Capture (Option)
VFX Compositing and Post Production (Option)
Year Three (Core)
Professional Industry Profile
Studio Project: Pre-Production and Production

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£21,124
per year
International
£21,124
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Media, Design and Technology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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