The BA Animation (Hons) course from De Montfort University is for students who have a love for drawing and want to see their artwork and characters come to life. We encourage you to be innovative, creative and push the boundaries of storytelling and artistic style. You will gain a sound grounding as a generalist with the opportunity to develop more specialist skills from second year, as well as to develop new intellectual property and set new trends.
Our supportive and collaborative studio culture nurtures a friendly atmosphere that aims to encourage professional attitude and development. Teaching is delivered primarily through demonstration and practical workshop sessions, providing hands-on experience in drawing, script writing, idea generation, visual communication, pre-production, audio production and digital 2D animation practice.
Tutorials aim to provide personal feedback and are a framework for ensuring students see improvements in their work. Formative assessments include screenings of work, peer discussions and tutor led critique. Students will be briefed and supported to produce festival-ready animation, build an online presence and create an industry standard showreel.
The graduates are working as animators, producers, high-flying VFX technical directors, lead technical runners, compositors, modellers and designers working on TV series and films.
They are working with international companies like Double Negative, Ubisoft (Shanghai), Jagex, MPC, The Mill, Blue Zoo, Character Shop, RJDM Animations and Ragdoll Productions and have worked on major films including ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’, 'Les Miserables', 'Superman Man of Steel', 'Thor: The Dark World', 'Ex Machina', 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and ‘Total Recall’.
You can apply until:
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four years with placement
390 (with a placement)
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent, plus one of the following:
Portfolio Required : You will also need a good portfolio according to the course guidelines as part of your application
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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