On this course you will learn to animate using different production techniques. This includes stop motion, computer generated and both paper and 2d digital hand drawn techniques. A series of practical projects will cover each animation method and, as you explore each approach, you will learn about:
- Story and narrative
- Storyboards and previsualisation
- Environment and production design
- Character design and animation
- Animation pipelines and postproduction processes.
You will consider the use of these techniques in film, TV, and game industries. You will investigate the principles of cinematography and direction, important elements of telling your story as an animation director.
These practical explorations of animation will give you the technical abilities you need to succeed. We will also teach you how to understand an animation brief, pitch an idea and manage your time when working on projects. By the end of the course you will have a showreel of diverse animation work to share with the world.
We will introduce you to the history of animation. You will look at the principles that inform animation methods and production processes. Unpick how animation has developed as technology has evolved. Immerse yourself in the subject and understand animation from more than a practical level.
You will also gain experiences that make you stand out. We give you opportunities to:
- Work with students from other courses to enrich your learning
- Complete work placements in industry and learn from visiting professionals
- Visit international cities to find new inspiration
- Exhibit your work at our annual degree show, the perfect way to build a professional network.