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Animation BA (Hons)

Nottingham Trent University

UCAS CODE: W213

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25 SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Explore all aspects of digital animation on this creative and professionally focused degree course developing the production skills and critical knowledge necessary to become an animator.Beginning with the principles of animation, you’ll learn how to animate in digital 2D and 3D, additionally studying drawing for storyboarding, visual development including character and environment design, 3D production workflow, acting for animators and all stages of animation production, in a progressive, systematic approach. Practical studies are enhanced by timetabled life drawing. You’ll have access to industry-standard equipment progressing your animation and associated skills on the following software: Adobe CC; Autodesk Maya, Mudbox and Motion Builder; TVPaint; CelAction2D; ZBrush, and Dragonframe. Your learning will benefit from collaborative working, completing exciting live client briefs. You will learn from course staff with expertise in drawing, preproduction ideation and documentation, visualisation, 2D and 3D animation, 3D workflow including modelling, look development and rigging, and industry and independent production practices.**Assessment**Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.**Employability**The School of Art & Design has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 96% of our undergraduate students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17).**Career Prospects**This course will prepare you to work in animation-related digital media fields, such as feature animation, television series, heritage interpretation, advertising, games, and AR / VR production. You will also develop transferable skills for careers in freelance illustration, motion graphics, advertising, and filmmaking.

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£ 14,500per year

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112 UCAS points

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Accommodation available
    Scholarships available
  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

NTU’s four campuses give students modern learning facilities in a great environment.
International students will feel at home at NTU. With students and staff from over 150 nations, cultural diversity is a core part of its community.
NTU is focused on students’ future, with specific employability support and work experience opportunities on every course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 86 3

    60th out of 110 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    144 64%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    28th

    9
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    / Max 236
    135 56%

    47th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    48th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    79th

    35

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