BA (Hons) 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad
About the course
You study your first year in the 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media degree in common with students on the 3D Digital Animation and Modelling and 3D Games Art & Design. Whilst still focusing on your chosen digital degree study you will experience high levels and intensive engagement with the latest software and animation techniques. First year study also concentrates on essential skills needed throughout your degree study such as design of character, narrative and drawing. Animation and games histories will add context to your study. As you gain experience in your chosen area of study during this year, you have the opportunity to switch to either of the other two degree routes.
During this year you develop the individuality and illustrative style demanded by today’s industry. Working with actors and mime artists you will gain understanding of character emotions and movement and how to apply this to your animation. Simulating real world briefs, also explores title stings, idents and interactive media. The second year ends with the creation of your first short film.
The final year of study is about creating tomorrows animators, engaging in real world practices and preparing for employment. You will make a final film project which he will take from pre-production, storyboard, animatic through production and post-production. You will also prepare a showreel, and a professional website in preparation for work in the industry.
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Why choose this course?
This 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media degree develops a story telling and character creation approach encouraging groundbreaking and innovative visuals.
Creative Skillset accredited.
Work may evolve from drawn, painted and photographic sources or directly from the digital.
You will write and develop the script and story for your productions, planning, creating and rendering your artwork and directing your film.
You will also undertake the recording of the sound track, making voice-overs and sound effects as well as commissioning or writing music to achieve a professional outcome.