BA(Hons) Animation Art and Practice Sussex Coast College Hastings

Undergraduate

Awarded by: University of Brighton

Studying Animation with us will give you a solid and sound understanding of the concepts of animation. We will actively encourage you to develop your own style and ideas in this reflective and creative industry. Whether you have a keen interest in Animation, or you’re completely new to this fascinating subject, you will develop unique skills, giving you an edge in the industry, allowing you to do what you love in a number of different job roles. For example, you could work on advertising campaigns for large global brands, animate TV programmes and films, or create detailed architectural plans for property developers.

You will explore all aspects of animation, learning about stop frame, CGI, 2D and 3D animation. Our highly experience lecturers and guest lecturers will give you insights into the industry, guiding you through the whole production process; and be able to introduce you to leading animators in the industry.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Station Plaza Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

The first year will introduce you to the basics of animation. You’ll learn transferable skills that you will be able use in any sector of the industry. We will introduce you to the principles of animation, and then you will be able to work on scriptwriting and narrative planning. In the second term, you’ll grasp the basics of stop frame animation and work in CGI, and during the third term you’ll put your knowledge into practice during your first commercial animated project. All the modules in the first year will help you to understand the stages of animation and set up perfectly for the second year.

In the second year, we will introduce you to further animation techniques and software such as Animate and Cinema 4D so you can practice your 2D and 3D animation skills. You will begin to blend directed and self-directed study with professional work based focus as you undertake professional practice and personal projects. Guest lecturers will give you a real insight into the industry, and you will be able to establish contacts in the industry through work placements.

In your final year you will be able to really hone in on your personal style in animation. You’ll be able to undertake a reflective module in film-making, just as you would in the industry. You’ll undertake a dissertation related to your personal interests and have the chance to work on your final major project to help raise your professional profile and confidence, preparing you for your career.


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 S83
Campus name Station Plaza Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 160 points (or 64 UCAS Tariff points in the new system) from one of the following:
A level A Levels – at least 140 points from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
Access to HE Diploma Access Diploma in related subject or Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design/Media

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio

Other

In addition to your UCAS Tariff requirements you will also be required to attend an interview and present a portfolio of your work.

If you are a mature student and fall below the entry requirements, evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work or relevant industry experience will be considered.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,900 Year 1
International £7,900 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our full-time tuition fees for UK students starting in 2017-18 is £7,500 for an undergraduate degree. Our full-time tuition fees for International and EU students starting in 2017-18 is £7,900 for an undergraduate degree. Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors.