The course team encourages a creative and individual approach to animation; you can animate in whatever technique or medium you choose (such as drawing, stop frame, CGI, under the camera techniques, experimental) and are able to experiment with a wide range of ideas and approaches to filmmaking. The course embraces new developments in animation production with both state-of-the-art technology and excellent facilities on campus and you are encouraged to develop your own individual styles through a hands-on approach to filmmaking that allows you the opportunity to explore and shape your chosen area of specialism.
Some key aspects of the course include:
- Life drawing
- Acting for animation workshops
- Theoretical concepts of animation
- Academic dissertation
- Practical units in After Effects (2D) and Maya (3D)
- Sound design and production workshops
- Stopframe workshops
- Production of two short films in the second year, entered into national and international film festivals or competitions as appropriate.
- Production of a final film, as your major self-directed project
- Guidance in production of professional showreel, portfolio and web presence
- Graduation show and exhibition
The course tutors have an excellent range of animation skills and industry experience and will be on hand to support you throughout your studies on the course.