Year 0 in animation is not a standalone course: it is the first stage of a full four-year undergraduate degree. When you successfully complete your preparatory year, you will be able to progress smoothly into the first year of our BA (Hons) Animation degree. This course is aimed at students who require more time to develop their portfolio and skillset prior to year one of undergraduate study. If you are not quite ready for year one of our three-year undergraduate degree then this course is for you. This course will ignite your creativity and imagination, so you can discover new ways of making, thinking and documenting. Your tutors will nurture your creative potential and support you while you learn the essential practical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to confidently enter year one. As well as developing fundamental skills, you will also be given a broad grounding in your chosen specialist area, an understanding of the cultural contexts of the creative industries, and the ability to develop hardware and software suitable for animation practice. This is your entry point into a thrilling academic journey and career in animation and related creative disciplines. Why study this course?
- Develop essential, practical, intellectual and transferable animation skills
- Excellent location with a host of animation studios on the doorstep
- Opportunities for mentorships with top industry players
- Collaborate on live briefs within industry
- Gain an understanding of the cultural contexts of the creative industries
- Excellent teaching from experienced staff and industry practitioners
- Acquire the technical skills to apply your creative talent to a successful career in character animation
- Work collaboratively with other students to tackle creative briefs and bring ideas to life.
You'll explore animation fundamentals, body mechanics, acting performance, visual narrative and rigging. You’ll engage with the animation industry and collaborate with different disciplines to explore a range of observational and contextual subject-related areas. For more information, please visit the course page on our website.
You will be continuously evaluated based on project presentations, written work, essays, experimentation and research evidence, blogs, and reports. Modules have both Formative and Summative assessment points with feedback and advice provided, and a final grade awarded. Visit our website for more information.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .
Additional entry requirements
Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/
You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17|
|PTE Academic||42||PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Trinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.|
Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]
Ravensbourne English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|