BA (Hons) Animation & Games Art

 

«What is most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed.» – Ralph Bakshi.

 

Animation and Games are two of the fastest growing industries in the world, which will increasingly feature in our everyday lives. With technological development at the stage they are today, it proves impossible to tell truth from fiction.

 

The film, games and VFX industries are always searching for new talent. BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art will allow you to explore the pre-production pipeline and be able to apply animation to a wide range of media. You will study and develop traditional animation techniques, plus key digital skills in 2D and 3D, while learning the core principles of character-led animation.

 

We place animation and game design within a broader context of principles and theories of design, and you will gain an overall knowledge of design that keeps your career options wide open. You will also have the creative freedom and flexibility to develop your specific areas of interest, gaining transferable skills crucial to employability.

 

Teaching is almost entirely practical and studio-based, supported by lectures, seminars and tutorials. Our academic team encourage you to express ideas and push the boundaries of creativity.

 

Assessment is mainly through coursework. In your final year you will prepare for your Degree Show which will be visited by industry experts and potential employers.

Duration:
36 months (3 years)

Educational form:
Taught

Education Variants:
Fulltime

Language:
English

Start Date:
27th January 2020

British Degree:
BA (Hons) in Animation & Games Art

Entry Requirements

  • Diploma and transcript from your high school
  • evidence of your ability in English language
  • portfolio

Course at a glance:

Year 1

Introductory Classical, Digital and Performance Practice

Animation Techniques

Design Theory 1

Introduction to Computer Skills

Year 2

Preproduction Practice

Maya for Beginners

Animation for Music, Titles and Indents

Animation Performance – Dialogue

Design Theory 2

Year 3

Applied Animation

Professional Practice

Final Major Project

Dissertation

Assessment

Assessment is 100% coursework and you will be continually assessed throughout the course.

Assessment will be through assignments including design briefs (project work), competitions, presentations, seminars and group activities.

Career Opportunities

On the BA(Hons) Animation & Games Art course we are aiming to produce animators capable of entering the industry in the creative department of it or working as artist animators,  directors and games designers – amongst other things.

Many of our graduates have careers with major design consultancies and animation companies. Successful students may also wish to continue their studies on MA Degree to further enhance their knowledge and skills base, exploring new and innovative areas of design.