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Design: Animation<br/> Visual Effects <br/>& Game Art

BA (Hons)
Design: Animation
Visual Effects
& Game Art

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Why choose this course?

Join a creative course that’s about everything from illustration to bringing stories to life on screen, concept art, gameplay and character-development on this inspirational programme.

With access to the cutting-edge facilities at our Centre for the Creative Industries, you’ll be part of a course with innovation and originality at its heart as you bring concept to reality through a range of techniques and media; the perfect preparation for a career in this exciting, ever-changing industry worth billions each year.

Students will gain experience with the design skills and techniques that help you explore and develop projects from script to screen through traditional drawn methods, 3D puppet stop motion, 3D computer animation and mixed media. You will use traditional design skills and natural media techniques such as life drawing, storyboarding and character and environment design using 2D and 3D industry standard software like Maya to create digital concept art for games, models and animated films.

Our extensive links with industry will enable you to liaise with professionals, provide opportunities to work on live projects for clients and become part of a dynamic industry. There is also a strong emphasis on teamwork with opportunities to work collaboratively in associated areas such as illustration, music video production, television graphics and live action film.

Working on projects in the commercial, community-based and education sectors is part of the course, as is team working on assignments. Design methods and processes will challenge you, provide confidence for pitching ideas and develop lifelong skills that will help you towards your intended career.

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This course is available as an integrated masters MDes Animation, Visual Effects & Game Art.


You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BA (Hons) Design: Animation, Visual Effects and Game Art (4 years including foundation year)  UCAS code:W21G

*Please note the foundation year of this course is only available for 2017 entry.


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