Do you have a passion for all thing animation? Do you want to develop your skills ready for a career in this industry? On this course you’ll cover a range of areas using up-to-date software, with the support and guidance from our experienced lecturers. Split between our High Wycombe campus and BNU teaching base at Pinewood Studios, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge you need for your future, all whilst studying right in the heart of the famous creative hub.
Our creative briefs and projects will help you bring to life stories through the form of animation and upon graduation make your portfolio shine.
Why study this subject?
Whether it is 2D, stop-motion, 3D hand-drawn or computer-generated animation, a skilled animator can create the illusion of real life and all roles call for high levels of creativity and passion for storytelling.
The animation industry needs strong creative people with good team working skills. The UK is particularly renowned for stop-motion or stop-frame animation and children’s animation. It also has a thriving computer games industry.
Your skills will be valuable in any animation role, including but not limited too;
- Web design.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
There are plenty of reasons for you study Animation at Buckinghamshire New University and here are just a few of them:
- You’ll get the best of both words – University and the industry. Our course gives you the opportunity to explore our High Wycombe campus, as well as our BNU base at Pinewood Studios.
- You’ll be studying a completely practical course – we focus on what you need to know for a career in animation; you’ll keep a reflective journal, and learn to give presentations like the professionals. From expressiveness, to bringing a character to life you’ll be hands-on in gaining the skills you need.
- At BNU we offer small classes across the board, meaning you gain a close-knit community and plenty of one-on-one contact and support with your tutor.
- You’ll have access to our industry standard equipment, including a VR lab, renderfarm, motion capture studio, and state or the art face capture kit and Xsens suits.
What facilities can I use?
We’ve made sure you have access to industry-standard equipment. Our labs give you access to Maya, Nuke, Adobe Creative Cloud, Substance, Renderman and ZBrush. Most of our 3D animation is currently done in Maya. To combine live TV with computer graphics you will use VizRT. For modelling you’ll use ZBrush, Marvellous Designer and a range of other pieces of software commonly used in industry. We review the list every year.
We have the latest equipment used in many films, TV shows and commercials. A motion capture studio, renderfarm, and even VR facilities for this increasingly important area in delivery and development. You’ll have access to a stop motion studio and up-to-date camera equipment.
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