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Animation

Ravensbourne University London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Animation is communication through movement and narrative and this degree will help you to build your practice and apply your animation skills to a broad range of careers.

This course encourages you to think on your feet and respond to live and self-initiated briefs to solve creative problems. 

Our students are adaptive thinkers who understand how animation may collaborate with other art forms.

We use a mix of practice and theory-based learning, including lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials and self-directed study. You will explore the medium using industry standard software and will produce an assessed portfolio of creative and professional work.

Animation graduates often work as 3D/2D generalists as well as specialists in areas including concept, modelling, animation and VFX production. Our graduates are often employed in film and television, visual effects, advertising, post-production, apps and games. 

Animation is communication through movement and narrative and this degree will help you to build your practice and apply your animation skills to a broad range of careers. This course encourages you to think on your feet and respond to live and self-initiated briefs to solve creative problems.  Our students are adaptive thinkers who understand how animation may...

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Course Content

Year 1

You will build fundamental skills in the most current animation software and equipment. You will begin to learn the art of storytelling through the twelve animation principles, combining creative thinking and applied techniques. We encourage you to start thinking about your own reflective practice and contextual studies research.

FHEQ Level 4

ANI18102 Animation Fundamentals

ANI18103 Modelling to Camera

ANI18104 Human and Creature Mechanics

ANI18105 Visual Narrative

C18101 Themes in Contemporary Culture

Year 2

You will learn more specialist areas within animation production including visual effects and character performance. This will allow you to enhance your practice and develop an approach to your personal creative output. We aim to set a variety of live project briefs, some working with partners in the charity, health and education sectors.

FHEQ Level 5

ANI18202_Character Modelling and Rigging

ANI18203 Animation Performance

ANI18204 The Animation Industry

C18201 Big Ideas and Philosophies

EANI181 Character Development (Brief 1 of 2)

EANI182 Animated Characters (Brief 2 of 2)

Year 3

You will bring your learning together in a final major animation project, with the aim of pitching your skills to other students on your course and eventually to industry. We ask you to show your contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. Finally, you will complete a personal portfolio of your skills ready for entry into your chosen industry.

FHEQ Level 6

ANI18302 Portfolio

ANI18303 FMP

C18301 Dissertation

Year 1 You will build fundamental skills in the most current animation software and equipment. You will begin to learn the art of storytelling through the twelve animation principles, combining creative thinking and applied techniques. We encourage you to start thinking about your own reflective practice and contextual studies research. FHEQ Level...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Penrose Way

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK or international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK or international qualifications. Qualifications accepted: 2 A levels, grade C or above 4 AS levels, grade C or above 2 vocational A levels, grade C or...

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Assessment Methods

You will be continually assessed through the presentation of project and written work. You will produce practical work and in your final year make or contribute to the making of a short animated piece. Essays, blog entries, business plans, reports and a dissertation also form part of the requirements of the course.

You will be continually assessed through the presentation of project and written work. You will produce practical work and in your final year make or contribute to the making of a short animated piece. Essays, blog entries, business plans, reports and a dissertation also form part of the requirements of the course.

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
61%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
75% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
63% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
45% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
64% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
65% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
66% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
73% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
66% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
64% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
58% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
68% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
84% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
65% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
65% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
31% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
57% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
55% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
67% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
76% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
69% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
50% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
79% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
59% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
65% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
39% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
29% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate91%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

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