University of Hertfordshire 2d Animation

By | 12th June 2017

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University of Hertfordshire 2d Animation

University of Hertfordshire 2d Animation

BA (Hons) 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

About the course

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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.

Year 3

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.

You could also study 3D Computer Animation and Modelling, 3D Games Art & Design or Visual Effects for Film & Television.

Entry requirements…

2017 entry

UCAS are introducing a new tariff for 2017 entry so the points being asked for are substantially different to previous years.

  • 120 UCAS points
  • GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above (English Language grade C and Mathematics Grade C or above if taken prior to 2015)
  • A level applicants must have at least on A level in an Art & Design or creative subject. If they only have one A level it cannot be in Product Design, Graphics or Photography.
  • BTEC must be in Art & Design subject if not taken with Art based A levels.
  • Photography is acceptable for Visual Effects especially if supported by an A level in Media Studies.
  • Subject to portfolio interview.
  • IB – 120 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above to include Visual Arts at HL (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).
  • All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
  • If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
  • For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

Key staff

Mr Daniel Goodbrey
Joint Programme Leader in Digital Animation
Find out more about Mr Daniel Goodbrey

Kate Jessop
2D Animation Course Leader

Mr Martin Bowman
Joint Programme Leader in Digital Animation

Professional Accreditations

Creative Skillset Tick

Creative Skillset accreditation is awarded in recognition of the highest level of contemporary industry teaching and facilities. This gives potential employers an indication that candidates from our degree course have been trained professionally and are ready to take up an industry role successfully.