Animation: Computer Animation (MArts, BA)
If your dreams are filled with vivid visions of gleaming broadswords, flaming demons, fantasy worlds, legendary heroes and beasts - then you have an animation home at Swansea College of Art. We will fuel your creative passion, keep it alive and thriving, to make you industry-ready.
Inside our award–winning studios lies the beating heart of an industrial animation production facility, with cutting edge tech, and radical ideas for the screen. Imagine, as a student, working on fantasy creatures and shots for a television series, whilst still at University! Networking and visiting studios and companies and clients as part of your studies.
- Classic animation techniques
- Technology harnessed designs
- Skills surpassing breakthroughs
We are all about breathing life into your art. You get the opportunity to kindle your imagination or treasured storylines, to see your dreams alive on screen.
We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to art and/or design and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your portfolio of work.
Our standard offer for a degree course is 120 UCAS tariff points. We expect applicants to have a grade C or above in English Language (or Welsh) at GCSE level, together with passes in another four subjects. Plus we accept a range of Level 3 qualifications including:
- Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, plus one GCE A-Level in a relevant academic subject
- Three GCE A-Levels or equivalent
- BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject, with minimum grades of Merit
- International Baccalaureate score of 32
- Other relevant qualifications can be considered on an individual basis
Qualifications are important, however our offers are not solely based on academic results. If you don’t have the required UCAS points then please contact the courses admissions tutor or email firstname.lastname@example.org as we can consider offers to applicants based on individual merit, exceptional work, and/or practical experience.
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1st Year / Level 4
There are foundations in classical animation and how this all transfers to digital techniques. We introduce you to the core principles of how to animate, how to plan/design characters and shots and create the best pre-production and early animations.
- Visual Studies: Drawing for Life
- Conceptual Design for Animation
- Introduction to Character Animation
2nd Year / Level 5
We want to push your work further, beyond those initial introductory levels. We help you create believable movements, character and style from your designs and dreams. Your sketches become models; storyboards become 2D and 3D animated shots; script ideas become animated films.
- Art Direction for Animation
- Character & Creature Animation
- Filmmaking in Computer Animation
3rd Year / Level 6
You’re in the final run and a year dedicated to a Major Project. A year long project that underlines everything you want to showcase! You will nurture your plans and want the final work to become your niche, your USP when you graduate. It’s a fantastic time to have space and support and a great environment to be at your most creative.
- Animation: From Pitch to Production
- Advanced Character Animation
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500
An animation degree under your belt allows you to think about a lot of different industries – and you will have transferable skills to make these moves. Some of our graduates have their own games, visualisation or production companies. Some work as entrepreneurs on their own animation brands. A lot find work on some outstanding projects, feature films and in production houses.
Graduates have gone on to work in Oscar-winning teams and on the feature films
- Captain America
- Chronicles of Narnia
- Fantastic Beasts
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Hotel Transylvania
- Iron Man 2
- Jungle Book
- Kubo and The Two Strings
- Man of Steel
- World War Z
About this institute
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...
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