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BA (Hons) Animation

University of Derby
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Derby
English
21 September 2021
University of Derby

Program description

BA (Hons) Animation

In an increasingly visual world where animation, moving images and film surrounds us, this course will give you the professional skills needed to develop animation for mobile devices, film, television and the internet. Our approachable, experienced tutors and animation workshops will develop your creativity and enable you to graduate as an innovative and unique animator.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther informationUCAS TariffA levelPearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)Access to HE DiplomaGCSE/National 4/National 5112 pointsYour offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.BBCDMMD: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 creditsPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Online portfolio/show reel required

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


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Program content

You'll study modules such as:

Stage one

  • The Principles of Animation
  • Critical Approaches to Animation and Computer-Generated Images
  • Animation Production
  • Pre-Production and Visual Development 

Stage two

  • Researching Animation and CGI: Principles and Practice
  • Professional Practice 
  • Advanced Animation Production
  • Animation Applications and Context
  • Applied Dynamics, Simulation and Compositing

Stage three

  • Independent Research Project in Animation
  • Negotiated Study in Animation 
  • Portfolio and Promotion 
  • Specialist Practice in Animation

Program delivery

The emphasis throughout the programme is on practical project work which integrates technical, analytical, intellectual and organisational aspects of professional practice. You’ll also enjoy an exciting variety of other teaching and learning methods, including workshop practice, demonstrations, group critiques, field studies, cultural visits, lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, work checks, reports and assignments.  

Assessment is based 100% on coursework, which can include a showreel and promotional materials to launch yourself as a professional animator.

Tuition fees

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands£9,250Year 1EU£14,045Year 1International£14,045Year 1England£9,250Year 1Northern Ireland£9,250Year 1Scotland£9,250Year 1Wales£9,250Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to establish successful animation studios or to work for major TV production companies. There are wide-ranging career opportunities for animators in advertising, film, television, games design, web design, creative studios, education and the freelance world.

The course offers you the ideal preparation for careers in this ever-changing market where you can challenge the use and production of animation. Because we take a contemporary view of animation and its applications, you will showcase your work to potential employers through a variety of platforms, advertising and mobile devices.

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University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
UK

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www.derby.ac.uk


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