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BA (Hons) Animation engages with all aspects of animated content including 2D digital, CGI and stop motion. You will develop the skills to create new characters and build new worlds using industry standard processes and techniques, equipment and software. The curriculum explores character, sound and story design as you work on practice-based projects which analyse movement, experiment with facial features to convey emotion and develop an understanding of comic timing to produce sophisticated animated idents, stings and shorts. The course is supported by industry guests, from companies such as the BBC, Baby Cow Productions, and Nickelodeon, who will challenge you to competitively pitch your ideas in response to real world live briefs. In your final year, you will produce an original animated short film and graduate with a professional understanding of the industry plus a showreel showcasing your best work and your progression over three creative, fun and challenging years. This course includes a Year Zero, which promotes developing practical, technical and creative skills and confidence for the following three years. Building on your prior experience, you will be introduced to some of our workshops to assist your skill development, with an increasing emphasis on professional standards and independent study. The course places emphasis on your personal commitment to study, while supporting you in your progression.
You can find more information about the content of the BA (Hons) Animation (including Year 0) course at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/4-year-degrees/
The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/assessment/
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How to apply
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|Campus name||Norwich University of the Arts|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DM|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
Norwich University of the Arts will accept other pre-entry qualifications or combinations of different qualifications. Applications may also be considered from candidates who do not meet these minimum entry requirements. NUA welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and previous educational or professional experiences, including those with non-standard qualifications.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
The interview process provides an invaluable chance to meet course tutors face-to-face and is the major factor in determining the success of your application. The interview is an opportunity for us to assess your work and the suitability of your application and also provides you with a chance to assess NUA’s staff, campus and facilities and to ask questions. For more information please visit our website at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/undergraduate-apply/interview-tips/
Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Animation (4 Year) at NUA, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio for your interview. This, combined with your interview, will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/courses/ba-hons-animation/
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|