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Animation with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Full-time | Main Site | 4 Years | 21-SEP-20
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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    A034

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    73rd

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    81st

    7 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    117

  • Graduate Prospects

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    42

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.19

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

**Course summary**• Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.• Work across a variety of forms including 2D drawn and digital-based animation, stop motion and 3D CGI animation.• Specialise in your preferred animation discipline for your major project film.• Produce a portfolio of project work to showcase your skills to potential employers.Learn a broad range of techniques and theoretical knowledge underpinning the form, including storyboarding, life drawing and concept art with this practical animation course. You graduate with the experience necessary to work in the animation industry, or in a wide range of other sectors that require creative professionals with animation skills.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Animation course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other media arts and communication foundation year students, then move on to the degree.Throughout the course you will experience a range of teaching methods, from specialist workshops and media labs to lectures and seminars, individual tutorials and group work. You will be able to develop your own area of interest and specialise in your preferred discipline for your major project film (including 2D drawn, stop motion or 3D CGI animation).You learn through• coursework• portfolios• projects• written reports• peer critique groupsIn the foundation year, you’ll study wide-ranging media arts and communication topics, while also focussing on your particular subject area and completing assignments in that field. You’ll grow as a creative, and begin developing a professional portfolio. You’ll also become familiar with Hallam’s exceptional facilities and staff, so you’re fully prepared for undergraduate study.**Applied learning****Work placements**You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.**Field trips**To help create a stimulating environment and to ensure that you gain the latest industry knowledge, you attend animation festival trips, film seminars and guest lectures by industry experts. Our industry links include Aardman, Double Negative, Frame Store, MacKinnon and Saunders, Cartoon Saloon, Finger Industries and Mew Lab.**Competitions**In your fourth year you have the opportunity to submit your work for the Nick Park Award, an annual competition exclusive to Sheffield Hallam students which is judged by the team at Aardman.

Entry Requirements

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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
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Grades / Points

80

Details

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:•CDD at A Level.•MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

73rd

About this University

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.

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