The MA Animation course at UCA Farnham attracts students from around the world. Within this rich cultural mix your independent learning, thinking and development of personal enquiry develops through an open, supportive and professional environment. Building on the long history of animation at UCA Farnham you will find a strong interdisciplinary approach to the animated form in traditional 2D and 3D stop motion animation.
By studying animation at a Masters level you will approach the subject as a broad discipline and you will be encouraged to confidently engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making through given projects culminating in the production of a high quality animated film.
We offer a dynamic and exciting environment for studying the critical theory of animation and you will engage with practices of reading and writing about the subject as well as the craft of making, which characterises our committed study at postgraduate level.
The animation department has a good range of specialist facilities, including:
· Animation workstations, light boxes, line testers and batch scanners
· Two designated model animation studios
· Three rostrum cameras
· Access to Adobe Creative Suite and TVPaint
· Computer animation suites with industry standard software including Adobe, Maya, Avid, Final Cut Pro
· Camera kits and Audio equipment
· Digital editing and post-production using Avid DS Nitris
· A media store with a wide variety of cameras, camcorders and lighting equipment available for borrowing
As a student on this course you will benefit from exposure to a wide range of professional contacts. All teaching and technical staff are industry practitioners.
Industry lectures are integral to the curriculum, involving animators and theorists who discuss their professional practice. Previous guest lecturers have included Joanna Quinn, Phillip Hunt Pete Saunders (MacKinnon & Saunders) and Caroline Leaf.
Students will also have the opportunity to go on studio visits and festival trips and are also encouraged to engage with getting their work shown in competitions and festivals.