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Course summary

Can you push the boundaries of animation? On this BA (Hons) Animation course, you will develop creative techniques through a range of digital mediums including film, television, games, and online platforms. Utilising the skills of storytelling and forming narratives, you will develop your artistic communication skills and a strong rationale for your ideas. With opportunities for mentorships with top industry players, allow our experts to sharpen your natural talent and turn your passion into a profession. Through your studies, you will study key animation fundamental skills, including timing, posing, movement and behaviour through research and reference. Students will be encouraged to experiment and to improvise with their ideas to bring a distinctive touch and to take onus of their work. You will be supported and given insights into the animation industry through guest speakers, set tasks by practitioners and receive feedback directly on your work. The modules on this course are designed to build a sound understanding of the animation pipeline and workflows and give you the professional knowledge and tools you need to succeed. With collaboration at the heart of what we do, you will work and learn alongside other courses such as Games Design, Illustration, Music and Sound Design to enrich your student experience, bringing your specialist animation skills on joint projects with students across various disciplines. You will also hone your skills independently, advancing yourself, looking at performance through acting workshops, dialogue, and emotions, together with new skills in rigging and preparing for industry. With many opportunities to learn and work with industry professionals, engaging on live briefs, securing work-based learning opportunities, attending industry led masterclasses and workshops, your tutors will prepare you with all you’ll need to take on the world of animation, help you to understand adapt to new opportunities and the challenges of today's world of work. Why study this course?

  • Excellent location with a host of animation studios on the doorstep
  • Opportunities for mentorships with top industry players
  • Collaborate on live briefs within industry
  • 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.

Modules

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 continually 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

Application codes

Course code:
WQ20
Institution code:
R06
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

At Ravensbourne we take a transparent approach to admissions, as we want you to know exactly what you need to achieve in your exams to guarantee a place on the course. This doesn't mean our standards are lower, in fact the average UCAS tariff of our students is higher than some other universities in London, so you'll be joining a diverse community of creatives. We still think exams are important and look forward to hearing about your successes in the summer, but we place more importance on the work you will share with us as part of our interview and/or portfolio process.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

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/

Interview

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

https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/international-students/how-apply/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are proposed for 2023/24 academic year and are subject to change.
Animation at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS