THE UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

Animation

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Animation is a key part of the UK's £84 billion creative industry. Throughout this course you will develop the skills and understanding to make a successful career in this exciting and dynamic field.

In addition to using state-of-the-art processes and technologies to create digital animations, you will gain a solid grounding in classical animation techniques, drawing, cinematography, story telling and the conceptual understanding to ensure that you become a creative, competent and confident professional.

Our industry-experienced team will help you become an accomplished animator through a combination of practical and theoretical work. Our emphasis is on creating as many animations as possible while still placing it in a cultural and industrial context.

You will do more than simply learn how to use software, you will develop the crucial critical thinking skills that will enable you to produce work of the highest quality – something that the industry desperately wants.

Programme description

Animation is a key part of the UK's £84 billion creative industry. Throughout this course you will develop the skills and understanding to make a successful career in this exciting and dynamic field.

In addition to using state-of-the-art processes and technologies to create digital animations, you will gain a solid grounding in classical animation techniques, drawing, cinematography, story telling and the conceptual understanding to ensure that you become a creative, competent and confident professional.

Our industry-experienced team will help you become an accomplished animator through a combination of practical and theoretical work. Our emphasis is on creating as many animations as possible while still placing it in a cultural and industrial context.

You will do more than simply learn how to use software, you will develop the crucial critical thinking skills that will enable you to produce work of the highest quality – something that the industry desperately wants.

Key Modules

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of industry.

We have regular industry student engagement, and as many of our staff still work on their own projects and commercial work they are best placed to offer advice on the best way to approach industry to secure employment.

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes.

Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website. Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting.

In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Module & Subject

Students studying Animation will develop practical skills in computer animation, motion capture, visual effects and CGI production. Working with visiting professionals you will be able to develop high level professional skills as well as useful contacts within the creative industries that can give your career a kick start.
You will also learn how to read, decode and understand animation whilst developing a range of transferable skills in research, critical analysis, written communication and oral presentation as well as team working and leadership.
Year One (Core)
3D Character Modelling and Animation
Conventions of Animation
Creative Industries - Foundation
Creativity and Imagination
Introduction to 3D Computer Modelling and Animation
Observational Drawing
Year Two
3D Character Creation (Core)
Advanced Character Animation (Core)
Classical Animation (Core)
Script Programming and Technical Animation (Core)
CGI Lighting, Rendering and Look Development (Option)
Motion Capture (Option)
VFX Compositing and Post Production (Option)
Year Four (Core)
Professional Industry Profile
Studio Project: Pre-Production and Production

Entry Requirements
  • International Baccalaureate requirements-120 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects.
  • Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
  • Plus minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
  • English language requirements-Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
  • CIFS entry requirement-If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies
  • 80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus a Maths qualification equivalent to GCSE grade C. UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no subtest less than 5.0.
  • CIFS modules to be taken-Students study the four core modules plus:
  • Global Business Environment And ONE additional module from the following:
  • Foundation in Chemistry
    Introduction to the Social Sciences
    Foundation in Human Biology
    Foundation Mathematics 2
    Progression requirements for degree programme
  • An overall average of at least 65%

 

Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  17800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  University of Bradford Bradford West Yorkshire BD7 1DP UK
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER