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Animation

Entry requirements


96 UCAS points at A2

96 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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

DD

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

MMM

96 UCAS points

96 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (C+)

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96

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Animation

**Course Overview**

- Our award-winning Animation degree covers stop motion, 2D animation and 3D digital animation that will help you develop the practical skills and technical expertise you need to create your own film by the end of the course.

- Rooted in creative thinking and self-expression and accompanied by a good technical knowledge of current industry practices, you will learn skills in script writing, character design, storyboarding, animating, VFX and compositing, editing and sound design.

- The course is taught by current practising professionals and is supported by fantastic animation facilities and dedicated studios catering for CGI, stop frame, 2D, illustrative, set building, model-making and sound recording, editing and sound design - all supported with the latest animation software, including Toon Boom and Dragonframe.

**Why study with us**

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Animation is ranked 7th in the UK with 90% of students satisfied with the teaching quality (Times Good University Guide 2021).

- Our Animation students have been North West Royal Television Society Student Award winners nine times in the regional awards, with one win in the national awards.

- The University is one of only a few institutions in the country to provide Skillset funded training for professional animators in CelAction software.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to Animation, Creative Thinking, Historical Contextual Studies.

Year 2: Animation Exploration, Animation Production, Contemporary Contextual Studies.

Year 3: Honours Project, Animation Research and Development, Animation Production, Contextual Studies - Design Futures.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Arts and Media

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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.

44%
low
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

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
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

48%
Library resources
56%
IT resources
39%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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