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Course summary

At Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, we echo animation industry practice as closely as possible. You will work to briefs, learning about professional production practices within a variety of specialisms. Our course is constantly developing to reflect an ever-changing industry, requiring graduates with new skills in new processes and software all the time. With graduate credits in Game of Thrones, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the Disney Channel, our course is recognised for graduates who have the skills employers need. Each student has their own workspace in our vibrant, friendly, industrious studios. Subjects taught:

  • principles of character animation (2D and 3D)
  • narrative structure and storyboarding
  • character development and design
  • concept and production design
  • life drawing
  • acting
  • production scheduling
As you progress you will specialise in one part of animation production, such as 3D modelling and texturing, rigging, lighting and compositing, 2D layout and backgrounds, and 2D or 3D effects animation. Industry speakers and mentors will help you to develop your ideas. You will work in teams, bringing your specialist skills together to create short films that showcase your abilities, as well as individual showreels that demonstrate your highly employable skills. Our art facilities include:
  • animation studios
  • labs with 3D software such as Maya and ZBrush
  • labs with software such as TV Paint, Photoshop, and After Effects
  • green screen studio
  • drama studio

Modules

Modules can be viewed on the course webpage at dundee.ac.uk

Assessment method

Assessment methods can be viewed on the course webpage at dundee.ac.uk


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.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
W280
Institution code:
D65
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/animation/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

All applicants must also submit a comprehensive portfolio of art/design/creative work. For more details, please see the University website (https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/how-to-apply/animation-portfolio/)


English language requirements

You can find details of our specific IELTS English language requirements and other accepted English language qualifications on the individual course webpages on the University website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course. All results will be verified online.

General guidance for our accepted English language qualifications

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/guides/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £21900 Year 1
International £21900 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scottish students are for 2023/24. The fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2024. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2024/25 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.
Animation at University of Dundee - UCAS