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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/