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Course summary

BA (Hons) Digital Animation is structured to provide a vast range of artistic skills and techniques that the modern 2D and 3D animation industry is calling out for. The course covers all aspects of the production process from traditional animating, to background design, to visual communication, to the use of colour. Students will work with up to date industry skills such as compositing, 2D digital puppet animation, motion graphic design and 3D digital animation. Students will also cover traditional art and design skills through drawing classes and art fundamentals sessions. Through the use of project management tools such as ftrack and ftrack review our feedback is quick, effective and industry standard (and with our Discord server, Microsoft Teams and Canvas site you should find the ease of contact and sharing of information to be to the very best standard).


Year 1: Level 4 - Knowledge and Comprehension ADDAN 101 – Ideas Factory ADDAN 102 - Historical and Contextual Studies ADDAN 103 - Principles of Animation ADDAN 104 - Animation Production Year 2: Level 5 – Application and Analysis ADDAN 201 - Concept Development ADDAN 202 – Narrative Animation ADDAN 203 – Art Fundamentals for Animation ADDAN 204 – Character Performance Year 3: Level 6 – Synthesis and Evaluation ADDAN 301 – Dissertation Project ADDAN 302 - Final Major Project Development ADDAN 303 – Final Major Project ADDAN 304 – Professional Development

Assessment method

Coursework is assessed in the following ways a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including: • Practical Portfolio and/or sketchbook • Solo/Group Presentations (These will be recorded) • Written Essays • Research Portfolios Canvas is integrated into the deadline structure of the course with all assignments submitted to the platform. Any optional physical extras can be handed in via the designated hand in areas. This is in order to provide the most amount of choice for our students and prepare them for this ever changing and expanding technological landscape. There are no examinations on this course. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework: Year 1 100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12% Year 2 100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12% Year 3 100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%

How to apply

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University Centre Basildon
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £17930* Year 1
International £17930* Year 1
England £8500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500* Year 1
Scotland £8500* Year 1
Wales £8500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Digital Animation at University Centre South Essex - UCAS