The first year concentrates on core traditional and digital skills for animation and animated storytelling. You’ll improve your skills and learn how to work as part of a creative team.
During the second and third years, you’ll develop your specialist areas of animation and identify your strengths in small production teams, working on live briefs. You’ll also work towards high levels of skill in animated outcomes, whether these are in pre-production (eg, concept, storyboard, backgrounds, character design) or in 2D traditional or digital/ stop-motion production (eg, character animation, sets, props, puppet and model-making), or post-production compositing.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have produced an exciting showreel and your own short graduation lm – all you’ll need to impress employers and to make your start in this dynamic industry. You’ll also develop lots of transferable skills, including team working and time management.
Year one: Animation degree
- Introduction to Animation
- Exploring Animation
- Drawing & Visual Language
- Further Adventures in Animation
- Technical Studies: 2D & Stop-motion
- Narrative Strategies
Year two: Animation degree
- Design and Animate
- Animation Collaboration
- Technical Option: 2D
- Technical Option: Stop-motion
- Sequential Narrative
- Critical Studies in Animation
- Advanced Techniques in 2D and Stop-motion
Year three: Animation degree
- Animation Dissertation
- Major Project
- Advanced Scriptwriting for Animated Film and Television
- Major Project – Pre-production
- Business and Employability
If you want to work in the 2D or stop- motion animation industry, and have a passion for storytelling through animation, this course is for you. You’ll gain plenty of hands-on experience of traditional and digital animation techniques to complement your strong drawing skills and imagination. You’ll be encouraged to find ways to apply these skills throughout the entire animation process.