BA (Hons) Digital Animation- Digital Arts Foundation Year (W61W)




Southampton Solent University

BA (Hons) Digital Animation- Digital Arts Foundation Year

Requirements / Wymagania

PRZEDMIOT (co najmniej 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym) POZIOM PODSTAWOWY POZIOM ROZSZERZONY
Średnia z matury ze wszystkich przedmiotów na poziomie podstawowym i rozszerzonym 50% 50%
Z matury z jednego przedmiotu rozszerzonego - 50%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury - minimum 6.0 -

About the course

Southampton Solent University’s cutting-edge digital animation programme focuses on digital character creation, from original concept right through to rigging, animation, composition and final performance. The curriculum is structured to help equip you with both the broad base of knowledge and the specialised expertise you’ll need to get your career off to the right start.

To ensure that graduates are fully prepared for life after university, the course includes modules specifically designed to help them better fit into modern creative workplaces. The ‘industry practise’ module teaches a range of transferable project management and presentation skills, while the optional freelance animation module helps students develop an understanding of basic business practises and theories.

Students will bring their concepts to life using our industry-standard animation facilities - learning the full production process from first draft storyboarding to advanced filmmaking techniques.

This three year programme also gives students the time and support necessary to create a varied professional portfolio that’s perfectly suited to securing paid positions after graduation.

Our in-house creative agency provides students with additional opportunities to pitch for paid work with commercial clients – past Solent Creative clients include Bear Grylls, Southampton Airport and Southampton City Council. 


What does this course lead to?

The course is focused on helping you develop the skills to find a digital character artist role, typically in vfx, commercials and games studios – giving you a chance to turn your creative passion and ideas into a rewarding career. The spectrum of animation roles covers visual effects for film, commercials, television titles, video games and boutique studio work for commercial clients.

Who is this course for?

Solent’s digital animation programme is well suited to students who want to learn the full digital animation process – from initial character design right through to rigging, animation, composition and final performance.

Modular structure

Year one:

Core units

  • Principles of Animation
  • Research from Observation
  • Applied Observation
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Digital Pipeline
  • Contexts of Practice


  • Performance Animation
  • Game Production

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year two:

Core units

  • Character Design
  • Character Rigging
  • Concept Art
  • Animation Theory


  • Industry Placement
  • Character Animation
  • Digital Compositing
  • Freelance Animation
  • Logged studio hours
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives
  • Model Your Business
  • Curriculum Plus

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three:

Core units

  • Final Major Project Proposal
  • Pre-Production
  • Project (Digital Animation)
  • Industry Practice


  • Animation Presentation
  • Dissertation

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Fees and costs

The tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are:

  • UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year
  • UK, EU and Channel Island part-time fees: £4,625 per year 

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