This Masters is distinctive in terms of the sheer range of animation methods that Sunderland is able to offer: 3D stop frame model animation, clay animation, cut-out, pixellation, Smudge'n'Click, 3D computer-generated animation, 2D traditional animation, 2D computer-generated animation, direct on film, cell animation, and abstract and experimental techniques.
The course also covers all aspects of the film production process, including story boarding, script writing and character development.
The freedom to experiment is part of the Masters experience. We want you to explore your imagination and find your own style. The creative process is underpinned by contextual studies in design theory.
Our tutors are experienced professionals who teach through demonstrations, practical feedback, master classes and seminars. We work with you as you create a portfolio of creative projects that will excite and impress potential employers.
By the end of the course you will be able to put your personal vision into practice, with the expertise and experience to tackle the challenges of achieving success in the animation industry.
Graduates from Sunderland have gone on to win BAFTA awards, feature at international festivals, start their own companies and work throughout the industry.
Employment & careers
On completing this course you will be equipped for employment within the film, special effects, games, independent film and computer industries at an advanced level.
Potential roles include: character designer, keyframe animator, editor, scriptwriter, director, sound and doping technician, visual effects engineer, idea developer, researcher, scene designer, character and background developer, storyboard artist, ink and painter, clean-up technician, compositor, programmer, environmental artist, layout artist and modeller.
Recent Sunderland graduates are now working with world-renowned companies such as Aardman Animation, Mere Mortals and Redkite Studios.
A Masters degree will also enhance career opportunities within Higher Education and prepare you for further postgraduate studies.
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