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UCAS CODE: W61M

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Bring your character designs and illustrative concepts to life with our BA (Hons) Animation & Games course, where you will invent new, imaginary worlds using the latest 2D and 3D software and techniques. You’ll develop the technical skills and production experience necessary to thrive in the top animation and gaming creative studios internationally.**Globally the animation industry is estimated to be worth £170 billion, with the gaming industry predicted to be worth £140 billion by 2021. Whether your interest is in film, television, video games, online content, VFX, motion graphics or VR, we’ll help you enter the market with the knowledge and skills necessary for a leading role in the industry. In our state-of-the-art multimedia studio environment, you can explore the full range of the drawing, modelling, editing, rendering, and scripting techniques, giving you an unrivalled opportunity to take a multifaceted view of the animation and games world. Working within the creative incubator of our School of Arts + Media, you’ll not only gain knowledge of the latest software used in the creative industry and develop collaborative skills across disciplines, you’ll be encouraged to develop as an emerging artist-designer with your own unique creative voice. You’ll also have the opportunity to work alongside students from our award winning Film & Screen Arts course and Film Studies, as well as collaborating with Animation and Games students in interdisciplinary projects. Our animation and games studio facilities are fully equipped with industry-standard hardware and software such as Unreal Engine, Substance Painter, Toon Boom, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Marmoset Toolbag, Z-Brush and Adobe Master Suite. You’ll have your own high-spec, cloud-render enabled workstation with drawing monitors, as well as access to VR devices, cintiqs, a stop-motion studio, green screen studio and a state-of-the-art 3D printing and scanning studio. Some of the core specialisms you’ll study include preproduction concept art for the entertainment industry, 2D and 3D world-building, drawing, environment art, environmental and particle textures, game play, level design, 2D and 3D character design, stop-motion animation, 2D and 3D animation, and special effects. Our Animation & Games students have gone on to work at leading creative studios such as Creative Assembly, Playstation, Rebellion Studios, and Industrial Light and Magic. Recent contributors to the course include Jim Parkyn from Aardman Studios, Jack Eaves and Frederic Fitzpatrick from Rebellion Studios, Tim Nguyen from Playstation, and Henry South from ILM (Industrial Light and Magic).Graduates can become:- UX & UI designers- Animators- Filmmakers- art directors- Illustrators- Special effects artists

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 112

Although many of our students do come in with top grades and high UCAS points, these aren’t necessarilyessential for entry. We typically ask for a minimum of 112 UCAS points, but we understand that talentedartists, designers and makers can have a wide range of relevant strengths and skills beyond formalqualifications. We’re just as interested in exploring your portfolio and discussing your creative experiences as we are in seeing your grades.

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University information

Plymouth College of Art

  • Campus address

    Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 59%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    80th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    59th

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