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Animation (Hons) 

University of Portsmouth

B.A. On Campus
36 months
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15100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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In a world where visual communication is the norm, animators are in high demand in TV, movies, gaming, corporate films, education and mainstream news media.This BA (Hons) Animation degree course gives you the technical skills, insight and platform to apply your creative talent to a successful career in 2D or 3D animation in the film, computer games, visualisation, motion capture and advertising industries.

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Overview

On this Animation (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth , you’ll:

  • Develop creative and technical abilities in character animation, visual storytelling, compositing and editing
  • Learn from staff who co-directed animations for Disney, Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network, works for the BBC, and produced animation and special effects for high-profile feature films including the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia franchises
  • Develop your practical skills in our animation drawing room, visual effects (VFX) facility, motion capture studio and Wacom Cintiq suite
  • Practice techniques such as the performance capture process that animators used in the film, Avatar
  • Use the latest software (Maya, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Toonboom, Flash, TV paint), production methods and CG (computer graphic) equipment
  • You can also:

    • Meet prospective employers and other industry contacts when you showcase your work at our student screening in London

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the animation industry.

Students have completed work placements at Oscar and BAFTA winning companies such as Mosaic Films and Framestore. In your placement year, you can also set up a business on your own or in a group.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Career and opportunities

When you finish this Animation degree course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What jobs can you do with an Animation degree?

Previous students have gone on to work as animators, concept artists, directors, compositors, creative directors, art directors, modellers, user interface (UI) designers and post-production technical directors at well-known companies such as:

  • Climax
  • Framestore
  • The Mill
  • Sony Pictures Animation
  • Kuju Games
  • Centroid 3d in Pinewood Studios
  • Cartoon Network on the Amazing World of Gumball

They’ve worked on high-profile feature films and cartoons including:

  • Avatar
  • Life of Pi
  • Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
  • The Amazing World of Gumball

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Accreditation

This Animation degree course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Services), a group of industry professionals and employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animation Principles
  • Animation Production
  • Animation Production Process
  • Introduction to Visual Research for Animation
  • Meaning and Representation
  • Narrative
  • Advanced Visual Research for Animation
  • Production Contexts
  • Sound and Visualisation
  • Group Project Production
  • Employment Preparation
  • Major Project Animation
  • Written Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. Applicants will need to attend an interview with a portfolio of work.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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