What will you study on the BA Animation?
On this course you will study a broad range of animation practice including:
- Traditional 2D: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media
- Digital 2D: Flash, After Effects, Cel Action, TV Paint and Adobe Photoshop
- Stop Motion: Puppet, Claymation, Cut Out, Sand on Glass, Paint on Glass and Pixilation
- 3D Computer Animation: Cinema 4D and Motion Capture
In your first year you will develop a personal approach to animation and learn to apply an understanding of film language, narrative and the technical processes of animation to the creation of your own animation sequences. You will learn about changing practices in the history of animation and explore and experiment with different forms of graphic media.
In your second year you will further develop your animation practice and begin to identify specific areas of interest. The second year of study gives you the opportunity to refine your technical and problem-solving skills. In the Digital Cultures module you will be introduced to a range of concepts regarding animation in games and play, particularly in relation to computer games.
In your final year you will consolidate your skills to a professional standard and fully prepare for a career in the animation industry, identifying potential career paths and preparing a graduation showreel, portfolio and promotional material.
What will you gain?
You will learn to:
- Research and develop your own ideas and turn them into compelling and emotive screenplays
- Develop strong and believable animated characters that your audience can empathise with
- Explore and experiment with image making as a means to developing a personal visual language
- Effectively use film language to communicate concept, character, personality and emotion
- Plan and manage all aspects of an animation production and deliver on time according to an agreed schedule
- Use film editing techniques to effectively convey concepts and narrative
- Use sound recording and editing techniques to create professional soundtracks for your films.