University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animation

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Course summary

Our degree in animation is designed to provide all the skills you need to get into the film, TV, visual or video game industries. This animation degree covers a range of subjects, from 2D and 3D animation and storytelling to the technical computing skills you need for animation practice. Optional modules help you develop specific skills for work in games, VFX, film and television. These skills are also useful for other industries, such as design, advertising, or architecture and medical imaging. To join this degree, you should ideally have a background in art/design and have attempted creative production of some kind, such as photography, video or fine art. The key is to show great visual communication skills. Popular career options for animation graduates include VFX and video games companies, advertising studios, and digital interactive media. What you should know about this course

  • Gain the key skills and practices of animation in a collaborative setting, and learn more about the entire production process
  • Combine general animation with the specialist skills you need for the VFX, games, film and TV industries
  • Develop creative aesthetics across multiple areas of general animation, such as character design, 3D modelling, motion graphics, etc.
  • The course reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the animation industry. It will suit a variety of backgrounds in traditional / digital art and design
  • The degree offers interrelated subjects in 3D modelling and animation, 2D animation practice, digital sculpting, and software / hardware skills.

Course details

Modules

All degree courses are made of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures. Module content, and how each is module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

On this course, students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants to whom the University wishes to consider making an offer will first be required to submit a portfolio and/or undertake an assessment AND will also be interviewed.

Portfolio

Applicants to whom the University wishes to consider making an offer will first be required to submit a portfolio and/or undertake an assessment AND will also be interviewed.


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link.

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
50%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2022/23 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance
Animation at University of Greenwich - UCAS