3D Animation with Year 0 at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS

Course summary

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.
Career pathways Animation graduates often go on to secure work as 3D/2D generalists or specialists in areas such as: games, film and TV production as character animators or Previs artists. For more information, please visit our website.


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.

Assessment method

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity 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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Our COVID-19 information

Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula
6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW

Clearing contact details

Ravensbourne Clearing Contacts

020 3040 3991

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing places are still available and it's really easy to apply. Follow these 4 simple steps to apply in clearing: 1) Call our clearing hotline 020 3040 3991 2) Email your portfolio or showreel to [email protected] 3) Have a telephone interview 4) Accept your offer (if successful) via UCAS Track Clearing Hotline open 8am-8pm 15th and 16th August

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3D Animation with Year 0 at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS