Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animation

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Course summary

The UK's animation industry is global success, so there's never been a better time to start your career as an animator. As an ambitious designer and creative thinker, you explore all aspects of 2D and 3D animation on this cutting-edge degree course. We'll equip you with the critical and technical skills required to produce animated works, alongside learning about scriptwriting, character development, storyboarding and cinematography. This course will give you the professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills you’ll need to work successfully within the international animation industry. Learn about animation in a way that reflects current art and industry practice. You’ll explore the different areas of animation through studio practice, academic research, and independent study. By the end of the course you’ll have developed project work and films that build into a professional show reel tailored to your own career aspirations, ready to launch your career . Key features

  • Study the broadest range of disciplines from course staff with expertise in drawing for animation, storyboarding, 2D and 3D character animation, experimental animation, visual development, previs, lookdev, story development, production and direction.
  • Have access to industry-standard equipment and software such as Maya, TVPaint, CelAction2D, ZBrush and Adobe CC.
  • Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, industry competitions, collaborations with organisations and guest lectures.
  • Apply to study part of your degree abroad through our European or international exchange programmes.
  • Be selected to showcase your work at international film festivals, such as the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
  • We're ranked 12th best University for Art and Design in the UK. (The Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 95% of BA (Hons) Animation students are satisfied with their course. (National Student Survey 2020).
Assessment Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade. Career Prospects This course will prepare you to work in the digital media field, in areas such as feature film animation, VFX, children’s television, heritage interpretation, advertising, and games production. You’ll also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in media, freelance design, illustration, motion graphics, teaching and academia. Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at www.ntu.ac.uk/artfacilities to find out more. Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’ Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at wearecreativesntu.art

Course details

Modules

Year One

  • Animation Principles (100 credit points)
  • Animation Studies I (20 credit points)
Year Two
  • Animation Studio (60 credit points)
  • Animation Studies II (20 credit points)
  • Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points)
  • Optional module: You will also choose one optional 20-credit module from:
3D Materials and Exploration Storyboarding: Visualising the story, enhancing the narrative Character Ideation Experimental Animation Telling Stories Model Making: Object and Narrative Motion Graphics Final year
  • Animation Specialist Project (100 credit points)
- Animation Studies III (20 credit points)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W213
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
City Campus
Campus code:
1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
92%
Student satisfaction
45%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2022 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2021 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Animation at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS