This course is recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries. It carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.
In Year 1 you will explore the relationship between animation production and design, gaining a range of creative, practical and contextual animation skills. You will cover commercial and experimental animation practices, as well as the principles of animation in relation to character and performance. You will also consider aspects of dramatic creation and film structure, learning how to develop ideas from conception to final production, as well as managing complex projects for the creative industries.
Year 2 develops your practical experience where you will refine essential animation studio skills such as rigging, animation, sound, lighting, cinematography and post-production. You will gain an understanding of animation, film and television theory and its relevance to commercial and avant-garde animation forms. Year 2 also provides opportunities to engage with commercial, scientific or experimental animation projects enabling you to hone your skills in presenting and communicating complex ideas through the animated form.
Year 3 includes a Creative Enterprise and Portfolio module where you will appreciate the real-life aspects of running and working within a professional animation studio. Guest speakers will engage you in evaluating the industry and encourage you to think about your future. Central to Year 3 is the opportunity to undertake a substantial animation project demonstrating your creative ability and technical skills. You will also engage in research and produce a dissertation in a relevant area of interest.
Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. The study or experience of Creative Arts subjects, for example Art, Graphics or Media, is preferred.
If you apply to join this degree and do not meet the UCAS Tariff requirements, we may invite you to submit a portfolio of work as evidence of your suitability for the programme.
You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/courses/animation/