Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire
You are a creative storyteller with an obsessive passion for animation. You want to develop your technical skills and you love working with the latest technology. If you think this applies to you, then you should apply for this course. This degree is an amalgamation of animation and illustration. When we created the course we spoke to our contacts in the industry and asked them what the course should cover. As well as both 2D and 3D animation, the industry wants people who can draw and they seem to be in short supply.
For that reason, in the first year you will gain a solid grounding in illustration for animation. Using light boxes and rostrum cameras you will explore the traditional methods of animation, including the twelve principles of animation that have guided generations of animators. Creative thinking, storyboarding and story structure are all covered and within the first year you will put everything into practise with your own 30 second traditional animation.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Futureworks (Manchester Media School)
HE Level 4 (Year 1):
Fundamentals of 2D Animation (20 credits),
Year 1 Animation Project (20 credits),
History of Animation and Illustration (20 credits),
Fundamentals of Illustration (40 credits),
Pre-production (20 credits).
HE Level 5 (Year 2):
Fundamentals of 3D Animation (20 credits),
Year 2 Animation Project (20 credits),
Post-Production and Motion Graphics (20 credits),
Contemporary Animation and Illustration(20 credits),
3D Modelling (20 credits),
Applied Illustration (20 credits).
HE Level 6 (Year 3):
Motion Capture (20 credits),
Personal Portfolio Development (20 credits),
Honours Project (40 credits),
Year 3 Animation Project (40 credits).
We want to do everything we can to prepare you for working within the creative industries, and this is reflected in the way we teach and assess you. The course is mostly coursework based, which means your tutors will be able to give you constant, constructive feedback. Presentation techniques will give you valuable experience of how to present your thoughts and ideas successfully and enthusiastically, so you are better at selling your ideas to prospective employers.
The written work is an important part of assessment and will improve your communication skills. A combination of lectures, tutorials, peer reviews, discussions and observations will ensure that you’re industry ready. External trips will present you with a wider range of topics and the opportunity to expand your portfolio, whilst guest speakers will help you to understand the world of animation and illustration, how it works and how you can make your mark on it.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Futureworks (Manchester Media School)|
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:
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|A level||B C C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|