BA (Hons) Animation (with foundation year)
in Wales for overall satisfaction*
from big names at Creative Futures conference
rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
UCAS code: 259D
Year of entry: 2020
UCAS Tariff: 48
Duration: 4 YRS (FT)
Institution code: G53
Why choose this course?
The Foundational year gives you the opportunity to gain a general artistic experience in diverse disciplines so that you can access the Animation programme with confidence.
This new specialised Animation programme will transform your passion for bringing characters to life, storytelling and moving images into exciting projects. This new course aims to train future versatile creatives in the art of the moving image.
The programme is first in Wales and 6th in the Uk for overall satisfaction in the of creative arts and design (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data).
During the first year of the BA (Hons) you will learn the principles of visual communication and drawing, to apply them to character design, background design, storyboarding and scene layout. You will explore the principles of animation with a focus on 2D techniques. The second year will involve you in an informative motion graphic project working in teams for an exterior collaborator. You will practice character animation using 3D techniques to build up a show reel. The third year will allow you to specialise and develop a final degree project.
You will finish your studies with the professional skills and creative thinking strategies to apply for jobs in studios, work as a freelance artist, start your own studio or apply for post-graduate studies. You will be part of a vibrant collaborative learning community formed by enthusiastic artists.
You can also choose to study this course as a three year degree (without the foundation year) BA (Hons) Animation UCAS code: 259B or as a four-year integrated masters option MDes Animation UCAS code: 259C