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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**In a world where visual communication is the norm, animators are in high demand in TV, movies, gaming, corporate films, education and mainstream news media.This BA (Hons) Animation degree course gives you the technical skills, insight and platform to apply your creative talent to a successful career in 2D or 3D animation in the film, computer games, visualisation, motion capture and advertising industries.**Accredited by:**This Animation degree course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Services), a group of industry professionals and employers.The JAMES accreditation lets potential employers know that this course gives you the relevant skills and abilities you need to work in the animation industry when you graduate. This gives you an edge over students who didn't do an accredited course when you’re applying for jobs.JAMES reviews our accreditation every 3 years to make sure the Animation course content remains up-to-date with industry trends and developments. So you’ll always be learning skills relevant skills to your career.**What you'll experience**On this Animation degree course you’ll:- Develop creative and technical abilities in character animation, visual storytelling, compositing and editing- Learn from staff who co-directed animations for Disney, Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network, works for the BBC, and produced animation and special effects for high-profile feature films including the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia franchises- Develop your practical skills in our animation drawing room, visual effects (VFX) facility, motion capture studio and Wacom Cintiq suite- Practice techniques such as the performance capture process that animators used in the film, Avatar- Use the latest software (Maya, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Toonboom, Flash, TV paint), production methods and CG (computer graphic) equipmentYou can also:- Meet prospective employers and other industry contacts when you showcase your work at our student screening in London**Careers and opportunities**When you finish this Animation degree course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.Previous students have gone on to work as animators, concept artists, directors, compositors, creative directors, art directors, modellers, user interface (UI) designers and post-production technical directors at well-known companies such as:- Climax - Framestore - The Mill - Sony Pictures Animation - Kuju Games - Centroid 3d in Pinewood Studios - Cartoon Network on the Amazing World of Gumball They’ve worked on high-profile feature films and cartoons including:- Avatar- Life of Pi- Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland- The Amazing World of GumballOther graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,100per year

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 4,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 86 6

    49th out of 110 5

  • Entry standards

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    123 55%

    57th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%

    5th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 47%

    85th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    32nd

    18

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