Our BA (Hons) Animation Art &Visual Effects will give you a solid understanding, and a range of practical experience, for you to build your career. You will focus on animation and learn transferable skills and technical knowhow to give you an edge in the industry.
HE (Degree Level)
Higher Education (HE)
You will learn the essential animation principles during lectures and workshops, and from there, build your knowledge of animation techniques and mediums, embracing traditional and new media technology.
All aspects of animation will be explored. You will learn about stop frame animation, CGI and 3D animation with a particular focus on modelling and rigging, and take part in a live action-animation workshop. Throughout the course lectures and assignments, there will be an emphasis on planning and pre-production, production and post-production skills, and how they relate to the industry.
In the final year you will undertake a dissertation and final self-initiated project leading up to an end of year screening of your work.
Once you have graduated, you will have a diverse range of skills to start you career with. You are now fully-equipped to enter the creative industry in a number of areas including animation, web design, advertising or illustration. You may decide to begin freelance work, or progress onto MA Animation programmes, or even into teaching.
During the course you will study a range of topics including: