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Animation, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Degree for people looking to go into the Film/TV VFX industry, the games industry, and a more general "digital art" track
  • We are interested in seeing a passion and experience for creative production of some kind (e.g., photography, drawing, video work)
  • During your studies you will develop excellent communication skills and great creative aesthetics, in the area of 3D digital design, architecture, motion graphics, fine art, character design, modelling
  • Offers interrelated areas of study in 3D typography, modeling, animation design techniques, software/hardware skills and processes, film, 3D motion graphics, television, computer games, advertising, VFX, architectural and medical industries
  • Graduates from this programme work in a range of creative industries including the VFX industry for both film and TV work, the games industry, and the design industry.

Overview

Overview

This programme runs within the department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, it is for people who are interested in any aspect of animation. We have specialist tracks in the degree for people looking to go into the Film/TV VFX industry, the games industry, and a more general "digital art" track.

We welcome people with a background in art, both digital and traditional, although this is not a requirement – we are more interested in seeing a passion for the subject area and that you have experimented with creative production of some kind (eg, photography, drawing, video work). During your studies you will develop excellent communication skills and great creative aesthetics, not only in the area of 3D digital design and animation but also in other fields close to your discipline: architecture, motion graphics, fine art, character design, modeling.

The programme offers interrelated areas of study in 3D typography, modeling, animation design techniques, software/hardware skills and processes, film, 3D motion graphics, television, computer games, advertising, VFX, architectural and medical industries.

Graduates from this programme work in a range of creative industries including the VFX industry for both film and TV work, the games industry, in a number of different roles, and the design industry generally, in areas such as product design, architectural visualisation and others.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

You will need a minimum of 112 UCAS points. This could be 3 A-levels at grades BBB or an equivalent combination of A-levels and BTECs. You will also need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above. You will be invited for an interview where you can tell us about the work you've been doing and show us your portfolio. We need to see a portfolio to ensure that you have the required creative skills and practice and passions.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136. 

In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Coursework
  • A portfolio of design project work.

Careers

The growth of digital media and the computer arts industries has created a high demand for talented designers and animators, so you could find yourself with a career in film, animation, TV, video games design or the digital interactive media industry. You may go on to specialise in computer animation, digital arts, scientific visualisations, post-production or visual effects. There are also opportunities in other design-related fields that need 3D skills, such as product or urban design, or architecture and landscape.

Typically, you can expect 12 contact hours per week in classes of around 30 students. Teaching is a mixture of studio work, seminars, lectures and workshops; we ensure that the teaching type is matched to get the best out of the content, so you won't be sitting in lectures learning how to use a 3D Animation package, for example; you'll be getting hands on time and learning by experimenting and completing projects.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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