Norwich University of the Arts Animation

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BA (Hons) Animation engages with all aspects of animated content including 2D digital, CGI and stop motion. You will develop the skills to create new characters and build new worlds using industry standard processes and techniques, equipment and software. The curriculum explores character, sound and story design as you work on practice-based projects which analyse movement, experiment with facial features to convey emotion and develop an understanding of comic timing to produce sophisticated animated idents, stings and shorts.

The course is supported by visiting lecturers such as Oscar-winning director Daniel Greaves and Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman. Industry guests such as the BBC, Latitude Festival, Baby Cow Productions, Nickelodeon and Tandem Films will challenge you to competitively pitch your ideas in response to real world live briefs. In your final year you will produce an original animated short film and graduate with a professional understanding of the industry plus a showreel showcasing your best work and your progression over three creative, fun and challenging years.

Supporting documentation

Animated answers to the question “What Is Animation?” created by the 2015 graduating cohort from NUA. Inspired by the award winning graduation film “What Is Animation?” (2012) by ex NUA student Alex Searle students created animated answers in a variety of techniques. From comical vignettes to loving homages to tweeted responses from key figures in the industry (Philip Lord and Chris McKay) the film reflects the vast scope of what animation can be.