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BA(Hons)Animation Production

Arts University Bournemouth
United Kingdom, Wallisdown, Dorset county
Tuition fee £15,000.00 per year

Non-EU students have a possibility of getting discounts on the tuition fee

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From Wallace and Gromit to Finding Nemo, from Disney to art house, animation covers a bewildering range of styles – and talents. Animation demands creativity, technical skill and a wealth of theory. This course explores the whole production process and shows you what it takes to be a professional animator.

You’ll learn different techniques from traditional stop-motion to the latest computer generated methods. And while we’re excited by computer solutions, you’ll learn the fundamentals by animating drawings.

You’ll be learning from the best. Illustrious alumni return regularly to share their experiences in animation industry (and offer opportunities). The course has an international reputation and Skillset accreditation. You’ll leave with a strong, commercially viable portfolio of work that shows your skills, self-expression and strengths.

· You’ll be taught by experts with a background with real experience of the animation industry.

· We have regular visits from industry specialists who show their work, run life drawing sessions and spend time with students.

· Students from all years work together to simulate the real world industry experience of talking ideas through and supporting each other.

· Our newly refurbished animation studio provides students with an individual workstation and light box.

· The course has its own computer suite with specialist software.

Year 1 gives you the basic discipline and skills to get you animating, as well as academic understanding of animation.

· You’ll learn through a mix of workshops, seminars and lectures.

· You’ll work with final year students to give you a sense of what you need to learn and achieve.

Year 2 builds on your knowledge and skills as you develop your confidence and vision.

· You’ll work as junior animators on Year 3 graduation films.

· You’ll research ideas, styles and storylines as preparation for your final–year work.

· You’ll learn how to pitch a production.

· You’ll develop a sense of a specialist career direction.

· You’ll learn more about 3D computing, stop–motion, experimental and traditional 2D animation.

Year 3 is based around major project work. Working in teams, you may be asked to direct an animation film or take on another key production role. You’ll be encouraged to show commitment and collective responsibility for all work in production.

This course is likely to offer a Year 0 option.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this course may go on to work in direction, computer CGI modeling, art direction, background art, visualisation or conceptual work. They have been involved with many high profile productions such as the animated feature Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride. Blue Sky Productions, New York, employed graduate Tori Davis for her skill in Background Art and Design. Cosgrove Hall has employed Richard Haynes director of the film The Typewriter (this film was bought as a teaching aid by two American Universities offering animation as a subject.) Students have also gone on to work with Walt Disney Productions and major video games companies such as Electronic Arts and animation companies such as Aardman Animations. Director Sylvain Chomet has recruited many of our graduates for his latest feature The Illusionist. Graduate, Guillermo Garcia, after working for Cartoon Network, established Zinkia Entertainment, Spain, to make the award winning children’s series Pocoyo, in association with Granada Television.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States