If you want to work in the 2D or stop-motion animation industry, and have a passion for storytelling through animation, USW's Animation degree is for you. You’ll gain plenty of hands-on experience of traditional and digital animation techniques to complement your strong drawing skills and imagination. You’ll be encouraged to find ways to apply these skills throughout the entire animation process. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and professional practice on this course, which will give you a realistic understanding of how the industry works and will enhance your employment prospects. This Animation degree is based at USW's Cardiff campus in the city centre, putting you at the heart of the capital of Wales. Well known as a city of culture and entertainment, the opportunities for creative industries in Cardiff are endless.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Selection for this course is based on a suitable application and attendance at an interview with successful outcome. Your interview is an opportunity for you to talk about your interests and ideas, and to find out what is so special about Animation at USW. Use the opportunity to tell us why you are interested in animation, and tell us about the animators you admire and discuss their work. Above everything else show your passion and enthusiasm for the subject.
We encourage you to bring either a portfolio or examples of your work (digital/physical) to your interview. If your interview is online, a link to your portfolio or work can be sent to [email protected] Your portfolio should demonstrate your design abilities. Include drawing and ideas in different mediums such as pencil, charcoal and chalk. Any digital work is welcome but not compulsory. Also include any work online you have done in your spare time e.g. character designs, working with other people on projects, workshops outside of school or college, dance or theatre projects if you feel they are relevant to the subject.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|