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Animation and Visual Effects BA (Hons)

University of Lincoln

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Welcome to BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects

Animation and Visual Effects at Lincoln offers an introduction to the innovative world of animation and visual effects through moving image, digital visualisation, and contemporary narrative.

The course enables students to develop into creative animators and artists with the flexibility to practise their craft in a variety of media. It covers a range of skills, including the fundamentals of animation, storytelling, performance, design, drawing, 3D modelling, 2D and computer-generated animation, compositing, animation theory, and the production of short films.

How You Study

This course aims to provide a thorough grounding in classical animation principles as well as an introduction to digital techniques for animation and visual effects.

Life drawing forms an integral part of the programme, combined with developing narrative, character design, and animation techniques. Students are encouraged to participate in various stages of production, such as character animation, art direction and lighting, digital compositing and effects, post-production techniques, and production management.

In the final year, they can work as part of a team to produce a short film that sets the premise for their personal showreel.

Industry practitioners are part of the teaching team on the course including film, television, and video games animators.

The Lincoln School of Film and Media has had success at the Royal Television Society awards. In 2019, student film Papier won Best Animation at the awards. The animation was made by students Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray, and Charlie Bartlett. Student animations Harlem Nocturne and Uplifted were also nominated in the Best Animation category at the awards.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

How You Are Assessed

For this course assessment is 100% by coursework in each year. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Assessment methods include practical work, written assignments, and reviews of their own creative outputs. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincolns policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Each term includes advisory progress reviews. All studio modules are assessed on both studio production and supporting research presentation, with varying weightings.

Career Opportunities

This degree aims to equip graduates for careers in animation and computer games artistry, and as 3D artists who work in visual effects, broadcast, commercial production, and visualisation.

Our graduates have secured jobs with leading practitioners across the animation industries including TT Games, Tandem Films, Lupus Films, Double Negative, Cinesite and Framestore CFC. Lincoln graduates have worked on films such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Ethel and Ernest, The Snowman and the Snowdog, The Jungle Book, Man of Steel, Inception, Wonder Woman, and the featurette We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,200per 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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University information

University of Lincoln

  • University League Table

    51st

  • Campus address

    University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS, England

Located in the heart of England, the University of Lincoln provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students from around the world.
The university’s global graduate community includes more than 100,000 former students across 135 countries.
A free airport pick-up service is available for students flying into London Heathrow on specific dates.

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  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    52.0 52%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

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    3

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