Animation is everywhere: from the classic Disney fairy tale to the quirky Aardman comedy and the dynamic Pixar blockbuster. BA (Hons) Animation Production provides you with the opportunity to excel as a creative and critical practitioner in the exciting field of Animation Production. Animation starts right here with traditional 2D animation drawing, where fundamental skills of drawing and painting underpin the development of animation production in all its forms: hand-drawn, stop-motion and CGI. What you will study A series of workshops, seminars and lectures will introduce you to the fundamental principles of animation. Knowledge of traditional animation techniques and contemporary software is complemented by the rigorous development of ability in observational drawing. Team-based projects will help you to develop knowledge of your specialist role within an animation production team, with workshops to help develop an understanding of storyboarding, concept design, advanced animation and fundamentals of post-production. We equip you with specialist technical skills – for example, in CG and stop motion – and offer opportunities for you to develop your practice in a range of contexts – on industry placements, exchanges with other universities, or working in the demanding studio environment at AUB. The course also connects the practice of animation to its critical and theoretical contexts. By contextualising animation through theoretical debate, we enable you to understand the conceptual foundations underpinning your own work. We emphasise the importance of independent study, research and analysis to extend your creative abilities and inform critical reflection upon your work and that of others. We believe that in order to succeed in the competitive world of animation production you require a high level of production skills and practical knowledge, a strong sense of professional responsibility and a keen eye for the critical and theoretical contexts in which you will work. To this end, we develop highly skilled and socially aware practitioners who are able to respond to the changing nature of the industry at local, national and international levels. Approximately 65% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based. You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:
- BA (Hons) Animation Production (2D Animation)
- BA (Hons) Animation Production (CG Animation)
- BA (Hons) Animation Production (Stop Motion Animation)
- BA (Hons) Animation Production (Visual Development for Animation)
- Confidently articulate your understanding of animation as a collaborative production process
- Demonstrate your specialist skills within a production-based context to enhance your career opportunities and for post-graduate study
- Confidently articulate your knowledge and critical understanding of the relationship between the practice, theory and history of animation
- Apply research skills and express your analytical, intellectual and aesthetic awareness
- Demonstrate your professional competence and understanding, and evidence management abilities within a team framework
- Demonstrate the ability to critically self-evaluate progress and performance; demonstrate self-directed learning for independent study and development
- Demonstrate the ability to be a highly skilled and socially aware practitioner who is able to respond to the changing nature of the industry at local, national and international levels
Coursework and practical work
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
AUB welcomes applications for direct entry to year 2 or 3 of our degree courses, providing your previous studies can be assessed to be equivalent to the work completed at AUB. We require that the institution be accredited or recognized by the relevant national authority. . To enter year 2/year 3 you will need to have passed 120/240 ECTS credits in your first and second years of study and that the units you have studied on the course are broadly equivalent to what the students in our first year/first two years will have learned. Please note that having completed the required number of credits is not by itself sufficient to guarantee placement on the subsequent year. AUB assesses applicants on the whole of the application and the course team will recommend the offer admission on the year that is suited to the applicant’s entire profile.
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
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Additional entry requirements
Once your application has been reviewed admissions will request a link to a digital portfolio for review by the course team.
Due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions we will not hold interviews or auditions on campus at AUB this cycle. Instead admissions will request a digital portfolio and we will invite offer holders to attend an 'offer holder day ' in Spring. These may be virtual events, but we hope to be able to invite you to visit the campus when this is possible.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|PTE Academic||54||A minimum of 51 in each component|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||Overall score of 200|
AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|