Bring characters and worlds to life through digital animation on our BA (Hons) Games Animation course. The course has an emphasis on art and production design, and the skills you’ll learn will make you a proficient user of industry-standard programs and software. You’ll also develop traditional artistic skills to help you make your mark in the industry. As you learn to use programs such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Creative Suite, you’ll gain digital skills that are highly prized by employers. The course is also accredited by Creative Skillset, giving you an outstanding launchpad to an exciting career in this rapidly evolving industry. You’ll develop your drawing skills in weekly life-drawing classes, and have access to a wealth of online learning support, including a collection of more than 200 bespoke online video tutorials, which are constantly updated to reflect evolving industry practice. Graduates go into the job market with a wealth of transferable skills, and have gone on to work for major companies including Industrial Light and Magic, Double Negative, Framestore, Glassworks and Blue Zoo. Related courses
- BA (Hons) Animation
- BA (Hons) Comic & Concept Art
- BA (Hons) Games Arts
- BSc (Hons) Games Development
In Year 1 you'll explore drawing, animation and character, and learning how to use Autodesk Maya and supporting software. You'll investigate ways in which space can be represented dynamically through the development and production of original concept art and an original digital set. You'll also develop a complete computer generated animation and explore how we receive information about the world in which we live. In Year 2 the focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement or even study abroad.. In Year 3 you’ll execute a creatively and technically sophisticated project. We'll require you to demonstrate innovative and sophisticated approaches to CGI and animation, supported by an advanced creative methodology.You'll also undertake a dissertation.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£16950||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|