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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The UK's animation industry is global success, so there's never been a better time to start your career as an animator.As an ambitious designer and creative thinker, you explore all aspects of 2D and 3D animation on this cutting-edge degree course. We'll equip you with the critical and technical skills required to produce animated works, alongside learning about scriptwriting, character development, storyboarding and cinematography.This course will give you the professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills you’ll need to work successfully within the international animation industry. Learn about animation in a way that reflects current art and industry practice.You’ll explore the different areas of animation through studio practice, academic research, and independent study. By the end of the course you’ll have developed project work and films that build into a professional show reel tailored to your own career aspirations, ready to launch your career .**Key features**- Study the broadest range of disciplines from course staff with expertise in drawing for animation, storyboarding, 2D and 3D character animation, experimental animation, visual development, previs, lookdev, story development, production and direction.- Have access to industry-standard equipment and software such as Maya, TVPaint, CelAction2D, ZBrush and Adobe CC.- Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, industry competitions, collaborations with organisations and guest lectures.- Apply to study part of your degree abroad through our European or international exchange programmes.- Be selected to showcase your work at international film festivals, such as the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.- We're ranked 12th best University for Art and Design in the UK. (The Complete University Guide 2021)- 95% of BA (Hons) Animation students are satisfied with their course. (National Student Survey 2020).**Assessment**Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.**Career Prospects**This course will prepare you to work in the digital media field, in areas such as feature film animation, VFX, children’s television, heritage interpretation, advertising, and games production. You’ll also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in media, freelance design, illustration, motion graphics, teaching and academia.**Your space to create at NTU** We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at **** to find out more.**Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’** Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at ****

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 85 11

    69th out of 113 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    140 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    128 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%


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