Arts University Bournemouth Animation
This course starts with traditional 2D animation drawing, where fundamental skills of drawing and painting underpin the development of animation production in all its forms: hand-drawn, stop-motion and CGI. Your course provides you with the opportunity to excel as a creative and critical practitioner in the exciting field of Animation Production. The underlying philosophy of the course is to create a strong collaborative community of animators, working together on productions in a studio environment. We primarily value and encourage the fundamental principles of drawing for animation, and enable you to identify your role in the overall animation process. We equip you with specialist technical skills – for example, in CG and stop motion – and offer opportunities for you to develop your practice in a range of contexts – on industry placements, exchanges with other universities, or working in the demanding studio environment at AUB. The course also connects the practice of animation to its critical and theoretical contexts. By contextualising animation through theoretical debate, we enable you to understand the conceptual foundations underpinning your own work. We emphasise the importance of independent study, research and analysis to extend your creative abilities and inform critical reflection upon your work and that of others. The range of skills and knowledge that you develop whilst on the course give you the ability to pursue a successful career in animation production and related creative industries, or progress to postgraduate study.