University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Animation (2D and Stop Motion)

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Course summary

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.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-animation-d-and-stop-motion/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

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.

Portfolio

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.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
90%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Animation (2D and Stop Motion) at University of South Wales - UCAS