This programme aims to develop you as a creative animator. The animation route offers the opportunity to specialize in modeling, animation and composite-based applications in the creation of character film-making.
The programme focuses on the many aspects of the fundamental animation process and is supported by series of specialist lecturers, demonstrations and seminars that introduce students to professional, design, and creative process.
Year 1 provides a structure for learning the major principles of animation. You will explore a range of techniques involving 2D and CG elements. Semester 2 builds on the principles of Animation with further development.
Year 2 involves the development of characters in greater depth. This includes enhancing audio dialogue and body gesture, an introduction to action integration, and advanced lighting and camera work for greater shot composition; as well as model making as a core module with a focus on set building. You will also have the option of studying experimental animation.
In Year 3 you will be expected to produce a series of short animations which display excellent performance-based animation. Emphasis is places on professional practice in preparation for graduation and greater employment prospects through animation.