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Animation

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at 5.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

ABBB by end of S5 or AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Highers: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5s: English at C.

UCAS Tariff

114-128

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Animation

Our multiple award-winning programme differs radically from most animation programmes in that we teach a broad spectrum of production methods.

You will learn about:

* 2D and 3D techniques

* using both cameras and CGI

* puppet based stop-frame and drawn animation

You will make animated films, documentaries and more, both individually and as a team.

**Awards**

Our students have won awards at:

* Annecy

* the Royal Television Society (RTS)

* the BAFTAs

* the Emmys

**Demand for animators**

As animation becomes more ubiquitous, animators are increasingly sought after by employers.

You can see examples of animators' work everywhere, including:

* the animated icons on your phone

* the visual effects on the latest feature films

* the interactive worlds and characters on games consoles

* multi-million-view viral web animations

**How we teach**

At Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) we teach in a uniquely broad way that combines classical animation technique with innovative technologies. This results in a distinctive digital/analogue hybrid.

Animation is one of the few media you can use to create and populate worlds and develop consistent systems of cause and effect (moral, ethical and physical).

Animators use these resources to:

* inform an audience for social and commercial purpose

* immerse them in a compelling narrative

* achieve both

**Contextualising your practice**

Hand-in-hand with the development of your practical skill base, you will also develop your critical awareness of the medium and its associated industries.

You will be able to contextualise your practice. You can also maximise your chances for employment within a continually diversifying range of opportunities within the field.

Integrated with the practical studio work, Design and Screen Cultures courses provide a contextual and theoretical understanding of the holistic nature of contemporary design and screen studies.

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
£30,400
per year
International
£30,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

Edinburgh College of Art

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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.

33%
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

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
48%
Staff are good at explaining things
56%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
50%
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

53%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
10%
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?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
22%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£15k

£15k

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

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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Lower entry requirements
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Higher entry requirements
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Same University
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