This course incorporates undergraduate and postgraduate study, enabling you to be committed from the early stages as a deep thinker, risk taker and innovative practitioner in animation. You'll study the same modules as BA (Hons) Animation students until halfway through stage three, when you will move on to study at masters level.
You'll explore sequential and interactive image making, 2D and 3D animation, narrative, timing, creative storytelling, character design, the web, scripting, sound, and the historical and contemporary context of your work. You will gain professional knowledge and skills in the creative application of digital software for animation, experimenting with state of the art equipment and resources that are constantly updated.
During your final year you'll produce in depth, challenging and original creative ideas through a final major project. You will consider the ethical impact of your practice and individuality as a designer, by questioning and challenging what the subject can be and pushing boundaries.
We're also a member of the Association of Illustrators (AOI) and D&AD (Design and Art Direction).
Why choose this course?
- This four year course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study, and you're able to have a student loan for the duration of the course. Find out more
- You'll meet exciting and innovative speakers from the animation industry and you'll receive personal and guided tuition from approachable, experienced staff who will ensure you reach your full potential
- You'll gain professional knowledge and skills in the creative application of digital software for animation, experimenting with state of the art equipment and resources that are constantly updated
- You'll have lots of opportunities to get your work noticed at local and national exhibitions throughout your course. And in your final year, you'll exhibit your work as part of our Degree Show.
Start date: September
Course length: full time: four years, part time: this depends on how much time you have to study, but usually it takes about eight years
Campus: Markeaton Street site, Derby Campus
This course is available to international students