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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Do you have a favourite character from an animated film? Whether it’s Buzz Lightyear, a minion from Despicable Me, Jack Skellington or one of the Disney princesses, have you ever wondered what turns them into such likeable (or loathe-able) characters? And who are the people creating such memorable and believable performances?Well, there is actually a job out there for these people: Character Animators, and when you study with us, you can become one, too.Our Animation course is an industry facing programme of study focused on the development of Character Animation skills and is supported by core competencies & collaborative skills - in-line with current Animation industry needs & expectations.You will build and develop a professional showreel and body of work through a ‘Personalised Curriculum’ – one in which you are a collaborator in a student-tailored programme of study that is mapped to your career aspirations & goals.Your first year of study is shared across all specialism skill-sets - focussing on the principles of Animation, Story Art, Asset creation, drawing and design for animation.As you progress through the second and third years of the course you will select the appropriate option modules allowing you to focus on specialist digital skills development – following your specialism pathway in advanced Animation methods for Character & Animated performance.Specialism routes include:- 3D Digital- 2D Digital- Computer Games- Stop Motion

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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University information

Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 85 19

    90th out of 113 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    130 59%

    37th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    16th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    5th

    38
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 54%

    73rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    80th

    49
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    14th

    6

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