Animation with Digital Arts Foundation Year

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University
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Course summary

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If you’re looking to study a computer games or digital arts degree, but don’t have the relevant qualifications or experience, this foundation year will help you develop the core skills and knowledge to progress onto one of our related industry-focused undergraduate degrees. You’ll cover key subject areas including digital art design and the digital art industries, and work with your peers on group based projects to develop your teamwork and communication skills. You’ll also be supported to develop key transferable skills in preparation for your degree level studies including working independently, critical thinking skills, and taking responsibility for your own work and practice. To aid study, you’ll have full access to Solent’s industry-standard facilities, including specialist labs, high-end dual screen computers equipped with industry software such as Autodesk, Adobe and Pixologic, and graphics tablets. You’ll also have access to a motion capture studio and lounge equipped with consoles and a life drawing studio. You will be taught by passionate staff who are experts in their fields, with a wealth of real-world experience and knowledge. Learn from staff who are experts in their field and who have vast industry experience. What does this course lead to? This foundation year will help you build the relevant skills and knowledge to enter onto one of our related degree programmes. This can lead to a career in the multi-billion pound games industry in areas such as video game studios and art production, to film and animation studios. Who is this course for? Solent’s Foundation Year in Digital Arts is intended for students without the required UCAS points for direct entry. This could be mature students returning to education, students without the required qualifications, or students looking to change career path after completing further education qualifications.

Course details

Modules

FOUNDATION MODULES Digital Art Design Digital Art Industries Digital Art Projects Digital Art Discovery Digital Art Final Project Digital Art Portfolio If you successfully pass the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto the 3 year BA (Hons) Animation degree. Please note that some of the modules below may change. YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Animation Principles Introduction to 3D Observation Animation Practice 3D Animation Animation History YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Production Pitch Production Design Animation Production Cinematography for Animations Freelance Animation YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Animation Techniques Stop Motion Techniques YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Animation Final Major Project Proposal Animation Final Major Project Pre-Production Animation Marketing Animation Final Major Project Animation Final Major Project - Behind the Scenes

Assessment method

All modules are assessed by coursework as this is most appropriate for pedagogical approach, learning outcomes, skills required and design studio practice.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW6W1
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points From A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. An `optional’ online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level DD From a minimum of two completed A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
AS In combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) M
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma MP
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma MM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications.
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) D
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) MM
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) MP
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) PPP

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component of reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.55.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. If you are applying for a visa, you must have taken your IELTS at a registered SELT centre if studying below degree level.
TOEFL (iBT)7171 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note that TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11660 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Animation with Digital Arts Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS