Animation Norwich University of the Arts

Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Animation engages with all aspects of animated content including 2D digital, CGI and stop motion. You will develop the skills to create new characters and build new worlds using industry standard processes and techniques, equipment and software. The curriculum explores character, sound and story design as you work on practice-based projects which analyse movement, experiment with facial features to convey emotion and develop an understanding of comic timing to produce sophisticated animated idents, stings and shorts. The course is supported by industry guests, from companies such as the BBC, Baby Cow Productions, and Nickelodeon, who will challenge you to competitively pitch your ideas in response to real world live briefs. In your final year, you will produce an original animated short film and graduate with a professional understanding of the industry plus a showreel showcasing your best work and your progression over three creative, fun and challenging years.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Norwich University of the Arts

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

You can find more information about the content of the BA (Hons) Animation course at www.nua.ac.uk/baanimation/content/

Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at www.nua.ac.uk/study/assessment/


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 code W615
Institution code N39
Campus name Norwich University of the Arts
Campus code A

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level B B B at least one of which must be in an art, design or media related subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM in an art, design or media related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* in an art, design or media related subject.

Norwich University of the Arts will accept other pre-entry qualifications or combinations of different qualifications. Applications may also be considered from candidates who do not meet these minimum entry requirements. NUA welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and previous educational or professional experiences, including those with nonstandard qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.nua.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

The interview process provides an invaluable chance to meet course tutors face-to-face and is the major factor in determining the success of your application. The interview is an opportunity for us to assess your work and the suitability of your application and also provides you with a chance to assess NUA’s staff, campus and facilities and to ask questions. For more information please visit our website at www.nua.ac.uk/study/interviews/

Portfolio

Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Animation at NUA, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio for your interview. This, combined with your interview, will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at www.nua.ac.uk/baanimation/portfolio/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £13,700 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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