University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Computer Animation

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Course summary

The industry-facing computer- generated content of this Computer Animation degree is underpinned by solid artistic and creative practices, enabling you to produce the best results possible. You'll complete your work using industry- standard software across a range of projects, many of them designed to help you specialise in elements at which you excel. During major projects, you'll work with others in a collaborative manner in a work-simulation environment that mirrors industry studio practice. You'll study the history of animation, as well as marketing, business skills and entrepreneurship, all of which can enhance your employability when you graduate. Based in USW's Cardiff campus, this Computer Animation degree is designed with industry professionals to ensure you have the up-to-date skills and specialist training required by the film, TV, commercials, VFX and games industries. Because of this, our graduates are snapped up by companies like Sony Pictures Imageworks and Dreamworks Animation and have gone on to work on productions that include Harry Potter, Beowulf, Spiderman 3, Dinotopia, Walking with Beasts, Walking with Dinosaurs and more.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Skillset

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
WW26
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Cardiff
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-computer-animation/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Selection for this course is based on a suitable application and attendance at an interview with successful outcome. Your interview is an opportunity for you to talk about your interests and ideas, and to find out what is so special about Computer Animation at USW. Use the opportunity to tell us about your traditional art and design skills and show us that you have begun to investigate the 3D CG animation, games and VFX industry and share why you would like to work within these areas.

Portfolio

We encourage you to bring either a portfolio or examples of your work (digital/physical) to your interview. If your interview is online, a link to your portfolio or work can be sent to [email protected] We are interested in seeing a range of areas including: - Drawing - observational, life drawing, concept/design sketches and storyboarding - Fine Art based projects which may include painting, sculpture and printmaking - 2D and 3D design to display your abilities in creative thinking in pursuit of a design process. You are welcome to bring sketchbooks which show evidence of working through the creative process from research, design development and concept sketches or which support your drawing or fine art projects. You may also wish to show examples of digital 2D or 3D CG work, but this is not a requirement.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
69%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
86%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Computer Animation at University of South Wales - UCAS