University of East London

Animation (with Foundation Year) University of East London Degree level: Undergraduate

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This extended four-year course is perfect if you want a degree in animation and illustration but you don’t have the standard qualifications. First we prepare you for your degree during your Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree in animation and illustration.
Over the four years, we give you both the guidance and the independence you need to express your artistic vision with confidence and quality.

We combine the best of digital with the best of handmade animation, ensuring that you’ll leave the course with an excellent portfolio that demonstrates the widest range of skills.

Your portfolio will feature your own animated short film, your responses to commercial briefs, character and concept designs, storyboards and illustration work.

Each year, you’ll learn skills that build on your previous learning, with a course structure that encourages your artistic independence while covering the broadest range of animation techniques.

You’ll develop a visual language through illustration workshops and apply this to your animation work, finding your own balance between the two complementary disciplines.

Everything will be geared for you to produce the quality and originality of work to mark you out in a crowded and vibrant industry.

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year: Art & Design Studio (core) Art & Design Workshop (core) Contextual Studies (core),

Year 1: Animation and Illustration Studio Practice 1 (core) Animation and Illustration Workshop Practice (core) Contextual studies 1: Visual Culture (core),

Year 2: Animation and Illustration Studio Practice 2 (core) Professional Practice 1 (core) Contextual studies 2: Approaches to Visual Culture (core),

Year 3: Animation and Illustration Studio Practice 3 (core) Professional Practice 2 (core) Contextual studies 3: Themes in Contemporary Theory and Practice (option) Art & Design Dissertation (option).

Assessment method

You’ll have continuous group crits, one-to-one tutorials and feedback that will help you to reflect and improve. There’ll also be a mid-year review, giving you a predicted grade.
At the end of each year you’ll hand in your finished pieces and a research folder showing drawings, notes and other supporting work for grading and feedback.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 1V88
Institution code E28
Campus name Docklands Campus
Campus code A

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Applicants will be be assessed by a portfolio interview
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements.

Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication)

Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants are required to attend an interview for discussion of their portfolio of work.

Portfolio

Your portfolio should contain between three and five projects that you have undertaken in the areas of drawing, print, graphic art or illustration. It should be between ten and fifteen sheets in length and should not exceed A1 in size.

The portfolio should show evidence of observational drawing, the development of an idea through to a completed illustration, and techniques and processes that you have worked with. We are particularly interested in seeing your sketchbooks / journals to see how you develop your ideas.

At interview you should be prepared to discuss your work, ideas and ambitions. You should also be able to discuss graphic artists, illustrators or animators who influence you.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
Newham
E16 2RD


Course contact details

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Applicant Relations Team

0208 223 3333