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Work with artists and professionals across creative industries
This BA (Hons) 3D Animation and VFX degree explores topics across the creative industries. You will have opportunities to collaborate with artists and professionals as you study at the Tech Park and learn from staff with extensive industry experience. Your lecturers and guest speakers will include award winning directors, producers, actors, writers, editors and composers from the fields of animation, film, TV and games.
You will use state-of-the-art spaces and equipment including Ideas Labs, Animation Labs with industry standard software such as Maya, Nuke and Unreal Engine, a 300sqm film studio, a dedicated green screen studio, and professional standard post production facilities and recording studios.
You will have opportunities to tour studios, connect with established industry professionals and develop a strong awareness of the needs of the industry as you develop your creative and technical skills. This course prepares you for a successful and fulfilling career in animation and VFX. You will develop your portfolio to meet current industry requirements as you work closely with highly experienced staff and industry professionals.
Working alongside aspiring filmmakers, actors, writers and fellow animators you will collaborate with students across the department to gain an exceptional understanding of production practices and technology application, enhancing your vital employability skills.
The department regularly runs field trips to international film festivals, professional film shoots and industry conventions. By working with professional associates and on staff projects you can develop your early career profile on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) before you graduate.
On this course you will:
- Use spaces and equipment including Ideas Labs, Animation Labs, a 300sqm film studio, a dedicated green screen studio
- Access professional standard post-production facilities and recording studios.
- Use industry software such as Maya, Nuke and Unreal Engine.
- Focus your studies and develop skills in topics that interest you.
- Learn in the state-of-the-art Tech Park.
- Learn from lecturers and guest speakers with extensive industry experience, including award winners.
- Develop your portfolio to meet current industry requirements.
- Have opportunities to attend field trips to international film festivals, professional film shoots, studios and industry conventions.
- Develop your early career profile on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).
- Prepare for a successful and fulfilling career in animation and VFX with lecturers and tutors who have worked in industry and understand the skills and experience you need to succeed.
As a part of the Department of Creative Industries you will benefit from our industry partnerships with companies including HyperX, DXRacer, Twitch, ARRI, and AVID, and be able to access to industry standard software such as Nuke, Maya and Houdini.
What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits and you will study 360 credits throughout your degree. Each module is delivered differently, depending on its content and focus of study.
During your first year you will be introduced to animation and discover the fundamental workflows and design principles that underpin all 3D Animation and VFX skills. You will discover the software you will use throughout your degree and in your career, and experience a range of topics you may choose to specialise in later.
In your second year you will develop your skills and explore an overview of the technical and creative skills needed across the film and animation industry. You will begin to develop your specialist interests. You could focus on modelling, rigging, character animation or compositing. You will also study cinematography and learn about cameras, lenses, lights and composition.
In your final year you will develop advanced skills and have the chance to refine your skills through ongoing exercise based practice, guided by regular group review sessions. You will complete a major project individually or as part of a group and hone your employability skills, working closely with staff to refine your portfolio and ensure it represents your effectively while meeting current industry needs.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
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Art and Visual Design: An Introduction
This module will introduce you to the basics of art theory, giving you the opportunity to create artistic work that demonstrates an application of these concepts. You will investigate the foundations of art production through a series of projects that establish a fundamental understanding of visual communication.
Get practical experience
Gaining industry experience will give you the opportunity to put your studies into practice and use the skills you develop on your course. Your placement will help improve your CV and shows employers that you have already completed work in industry when you graduate.
You can complete a 15-credit placement module during your second year if you secure work in a relevant company. You could also apply for a year long industrial placement.
Placements years usually take place between your second and third years of study. You will spend one year working with a company in industry before returning to the University to complete your final year. This effectively extends your studies by one year. The placement will be a paid position, with pay at or above the National Minimum Wage.
Placement years are competitive. We will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement, but we are unable to guarantee placements.