University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animation (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Are you looking to capture the imagination of an audience? Our Animation degree will help you develop the practical skills and technical expertise you need to create your own film by the end of the course. You will be encouraged to express your own creativity and ideas and thanks to our close links with employers, there’s the chance to work on ‘live’ projects from industry so that you know your skills are relevant - indeed Course Leader Sarah Kennedy works on animated kids programme, Peppa Pig. You will be creating in the studio from day one, using the very latest animation software, for which UCLan is one of only four institutions in the country to have a tailor-made programme. Students from this course have gone on to win various awards including the Royal Television Society Award for animation for the last two years. Our graduates enjoy careers as animators, model-makers, editors, directors, script writers, set designers, and sound designers. Charlotte Blacker won the RTS award for best undergraduate film in the country; she is currently working at Loose Moose in London. Her graduation film the 'Little Red Plane' has been shown in various films festivals, including The Children’s Festival in New York. She is much in demand in the USA for series work and short animated films. Kyle Webster and Andrew Jolly have started their own successful animation company Chog Zoo. Talib Kadhim and Sarah Kadhim have also started their own award-winning company Back2front, which has offices in Teeside and London. Other graduates have gone onto to work at companies such as Nintendo, the BBC and McKinnon and Saunders.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Approaches to Photography, Introduction to Filmmaking, Scriptwriting for Production, Film and Media Theory, Web Fundamentals, Extended Media Project, Audio and Video, Technologies, Self-images: Identities, Diaries and Documents, Introduction to Animation and Games, Sound recording and Design Year 2: Introduction to Animation, Creative Thinking, Historical Contextual Studies Year 3: Animation Exploration, Animation Production, Contemporary Contextual Studies Year 4: Honours Project, Animation Research and Development, Animation Production, Contextual Studies - Design Futures

Professional bodies

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

  • The Joint Audio Media Education Services

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
3C58
Institution code:
C30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
U

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Animation (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS