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Course summary

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 0, which promotes developing practical, technical and creative skills and confidence for the remainder of the course. 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.

Modules

You can find more information about the content of the BA (Hons) Animation (including Year 0) course at www.nua.ac.uk/4-year-degrees/

Assessment method

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/assessment/


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W616
Institution code:
N39
Campus name:
Norwich University of the Arts
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

NUA welcomes applicants of all ages from all backgrounds. Your application will be primarily assessed through your portfolio, responses to questions asked and personal statement, so even if you have no formal qualifications or do not meet our typical offers it can still be worth applying. If you are studying at the time of your application and your application is successful it is likely that you will receive a conditional offer. If the qualification that you are studying is not shown, do not worry as we are able to accept other pre-entry qualifications as well as combinations of different qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nua.ac.uk/ba-hons-animation/#tabs-4year

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Animation (including Year 0) at NUA, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio. This 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/ba-hons-animation/#tabs-portfolio-guidance


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
70%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
International £17500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that these fees are provisional and based on the fees for the 2022/23 academic year. These will be updated once the 2023/24 fees have been confirmed.
Animation (including Year 0) at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS