Overview

 

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Why study animation?

Animation is a broad creative subject that offers opportunities to all kinds of creatives, including storytellers, designers, artists, technologists and performers.

It reaches audiences young and old right across the globe. It educates, entertains and informs. It shows us things we could never see with our own eyes; buildings not yet built, the workings of a heart, a dying star.

Why University of Newcastle?

BA(Hons) Animation is based at Bower Ashton Studios, part of our City Campus. Our new animation studio spaces and facilities include digital media studios, production studios and fabrication workshops, offering both traditional tools and the latest technology.

Explore recent graduate work and news stories at Bristol School of Animation.

Bristol is a centre of animation production excellence in Europe and our animation provision forms an integral part of its success. This practice-based production course not only develops your creative flair but also provides you with highly sought-after technical skills.

 

Key features of the course

Develops your expertise of topics related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm Extends skills and insights regarding the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued. Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.

Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

 

BA (Honours) 

Course Level:

Undergraduate

Credits 

112

Course

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How long it takes:

Three Years, Four Years Sandwich

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

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Department:

Newcastle Law School

Why study animation?

Animation is a broad creative subject that offers opportunities to all kinds of creatives, including storytellers, designers, artists, technologists and performers.

It reaches audiences young and old right across the globe. It educates, entertains and informs. It shows us things we could never see with our own eyes; buildings not yet built, the workings of a heart, a dying star

Why Newcastle?

BA(Hons) Animation is based at Bower Ashton Studios, part of our City Campus. Our new animation studio spaces and facilities include digital media studios, production studios and fabrication workshops, offering both traditional tools and the latest technology.

Explore recent graduate work and news stories at Bristol School of Animation.

Bristol is a centre of animation production excellence in Europe and our animation provision forms an integral part of its success. This practice-based production course not only develops your creative flair but also provides you with highly sought-after technical skills.

Where can it take me?

Animation is a growing sector that extends way beyond traditional TV based media, one that will continue to need a wide range of creatives of all kinds.

Our graduates have gone on to form careers in the animation industry, graphic design, computer games, illustration and so on, both throughout the UK and across the world.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

This period of exploration and investigation provides you with an understanding of the principles of animation, in addition to the technical skills and knowledge that will enable you to further your creative development during Year two.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Animation Foundations
  • Character Animation
  • Ideas, Design, Story
  • Animation Studies.

Year two

You will study:

  • Collaborative Projects
  • The Animation Business.

Plus one optional module from:

  • Animation Practitioner
  • International Exchange.

Final year

You will study:

  • Studio 1
  • Animation Studies 3
  • Studio 2
  • Enterprise in Animation.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Relevant subjects: Art & Design, English, Animation, Film/Media Production, Film/Media Studies
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UNC Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.

Students of all ages and from all social backgrounds are recruited with a variety of qualifications including Foundation Studies Diploma, BTEC National Diploma, A-Levels or equivalent qualification in Art and Design.

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625

 

Careers / Further study

 

The UK produces some of the best animators in the world. UNC Bristol in particular has been a major provider of this talent, with successful graduates finding work as independent animators, filmmakers and freelance practitioners at leading animation studios within the region, throughout the UK and the world.

Some students progress to our MA Animation, while others go on to the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Royal College of Arts (RCA).

 

Learning and Teaching

Learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, projects and tutorials. European and international visits and field studies are key experiences on offer within the school.

Creativity is central to the programme, which covers ideas, story and design. Explore contemporary production processes and methods as well as fundamental principles of animation that you can apply within classical 2D and 3D, stop frame and computer (CG) animation.

Develop your creative and technical craft skills in animation, writing, directing, design, and production to underpin your individual creative development.

Study narrative structures, short form writing, cinematography, production design, directing and sound design, while working on productions in small teams to advance your chosen specialism.

Enter your creative work into international animation festivals and competitions to gain experience and promote your work. Our students have won the regional Royal Television Society awards for animation in six out of the past seven years.  

Test your ideas and concepts in a professional environment to prepare for a major self-directed final production piece. Hone your professional practice and entrepreneurial skills by working on live projects and through collaborative work with other creative individuals and institutions, including composers from the Royal Academy of Music.

Engage with our industry partners such as Aardman Animations, Sun and Moon, A-Productions and Hello Charlie to be get an inside track on industry trends.

Visit Bristol School of Animation to get a flavour of our students’ work.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you’ll spend in different learning activities*:

Year Scheduled learning and teaching study Independent study Placement study
1 54% 46% 0%
2 45% 55% 0%
3 20% 80% 0%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year