University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animation Production

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Course summary

Animation is a lively and exhilarating medium that expresses story and character through light, line and movement. Whether putting together a compelling narrative, creating environments, storyboards and illustrations, or experimenting with new technologies and abstract forms of movement, the process of animation is rich and complex. On this course you’ll have the opportunity to experience every aspect of animation, from mastering existing techniques and technologies to developing something new. You’ll collaborate with other subjects in art, design and technology offering you the chance to encounter new materials, styles and production processes to give you a well-rounded experience. You’ll develop your own visual language and gain the technical skills to help your ideas take shape though illustration, 3D, film, stop-motion, and kinetic technologies. We’ll help you define your preferred area of interest early in the course, and you'll continue to develop your skills throughout. You will:

  • Work in a lively and dynamic studio environment and be encouraged to develop your creative and conceptual thinking, whilst being supported by our widely experienced, specialist tutors and technicians.
  • Engage and experiment with the tools and technologies of other disciplines within the Barbara Hepworth building to develop experimental and expanded modes of practice.
  • Be exposed to a range of inspiring guest speakers and participate in live sessions and workshops delivered by professional animators external to the University.
  • Use our links with industry and professional practitioners to gain the opportunity to take part in live projects, national competitions, awards and exhibitions.
Inspirational field trips to destinations of educational and cultural significance are a component of the course and will be funded by the University. Study trips may include visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions. Additional Costs Materials: You will need to cover the cost of printing your work during the course. You’ll also need to supply your own materials, which may include sketchbooks, pens, specialist papers, sculpting materials and specialist tools. The approximate cost of these items in recent years has been £100 in the first year, £200 in the second year and £200 to £500 in the final year. We also recommend that you purchase a hard-drive in order to back up your work throughout the course.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Animation Studio 1 Process and Production 1 Animation Theory in Practice 1 Year 2 Core modules: Animation Studio 2 Process and Production 2 Animation Theory in Practice 2 Year 3 - optional placement year Final Year Core modules: Advanced Animation Studio Research and Development Animation Theory in Practice 3

Assessment method

Your assessment will include portfolio reviews and presentation of studio production work, research and developmental work, technical production, written assignments, oral presentations, plus self-assessment and evaluation. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our [Where are you from](https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/) information pages. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/

Additional entry requirements

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Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
77%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Animation Production at University of Huddersfield - UCAS