University of Chichester

Degree level: Undergraduate

3D Animation & Visual Effects

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Course summary

During the degree students will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with dedicated crafts people and makers from across the creative industries. You will be taught by a team of highly qualified professional practitioners and current industry figures including award winning directors, producers, actors, writers, editors and composers from the fields of Animation, Film, TV and Games. With our digital technology facility open in 2018 students will be able to engage with state of the art spaces and equipment including Mac, PC & Ideas Labs, a 300sqm Film Studio, a dedicated Green Screen Studio, professional standard postproduction facilities and Recording Studios. Our approach gives aspiring Animators the real world experiences and employability skills needed to develop their careers in a range of screen based creative industries. Driven by a professional studio mentality, students will develop a strong awareness of the needs of industry alongside the cultivation of their own creative and technical skills. There are many opportunities from within the department for students to collaborate, with numerous drama, performance and voice related projects completed every year by fellow students, staff and professional associates. Alongside aspiring filmmakers, actors, writers and fellow animators, students will collaborate across the department to gain an exceptional understanding of production practices and technology application, enhancing an extended range of vital employability skills needed to build a successful career. The department runs field trips to international film festivals, professional film shoots and industry conventions on a regular basis, and by working with professional associates and on staff projects students can develop early career profiles on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).

Course details

Modules

At Level 4 students will take a series of modules that will introduce them to the digital workflows and design principles that underpin 3D Animation and SFX skills. Classes in Life Drawing and Illustration will explore the mechanics and representations of the body, and how to visualise and develop characters for animated storytelling is a keen focus throughout the programme. At Level 5 sees students begin to develop their own specialist interests, be it character animation, rendering, rigging, compositing or modelling. You will also be introduced to the workflow and the role the animator plays in the use of Motion Capture and Cine Robotics processes. We will familiarise you to the science that supports much of the 3D animation process and the importance of production management through the character project. Level 6 delivers a number of advanced skills modules that look at facial motion capture, character animation, SFX compositing and technical direction, which allows for students to choose an area of specialism and to present their skills through a major group work project. Students will also produce a business project designed as they enhance their employability skills and learn how to package those skills for employment by pitching, writing proposals and designing creative portfolios.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W615
Institution code:
C58
Campus name:
Bognor Regis Campus
Campus code:
R

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6
PTE Academic50

The standard entry requirement for this programme is IELTS 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5. However, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.

Further details of our international entry requirements can be found on our website.

https://www.chi.ac.uk/international/entry-requirements/undergraduate-study-babscfdafdsc


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14050 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14050 Year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 20% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.
3D Animation & Visual Effects at University of Chichester - UCAS