BA (Hons) Animation
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
This animation degree has been designed with organisations such as Arcus Studios, Novak and Three Motion to meet the growing need for skilled animators in the sector.
If you're passionate about digital and traditional animation, enjoy working with technology and are a natural problem solver, this is the degree for you.
You will explore a broad range of animation techniques and processes to develop your practice and bring your ideas to life. You will learn from tutors with many years' experience in the animation industry and will cover topics such as character design and development, story telling and principles of design. You will use industry standard software such as Cinema 4D and VR headsets.
64 UCAS points
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
You will be invited to an interview and portfolio check as part of the application process.
What will I learn?
- Principles of Animation
- Idea Generation
- Introduction to Visual Communication
- Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
- Introduction to 3D Animation
- Character Design and Animation
- Research and Development 1
- Digital Storytelling
- Experimental Animation
- Professional Development
- Research and Development 2
- Project Proposal Written
- Project Presentation
- Animation Production
- Commercial Production
How is the course taught?
- Studio practice
- Specialist workshops
- Guest speakers
- Independent research
How am I assessed?
- Written assignments
You will visit national and international festivals, as well as installations and exhibitions to enrich your studies. You will be given lots of opportunities to engage with industry professionals to build your portfolio and connections through practice.
Where can I progress?
Once you complete your degree you may decide to continue your studies and progress onto a Masters degree or PGCE if you would like to go into teaching.
You may want to go straight into employment and there are a number of roles you could secure including; 3D Modeller, Animation Director, Character Designer/Animator, Effects Animator, Motion Graphics Designer, UI/UX Designer.
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.