University of Hertfordshire 3d

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University of Hertfordshire 3d

University of Hertfordshire 3d

BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

 

About the course

Year 1

You study your first year in the 3D Digital Animation and Modelling degree in common with students on the 2D Animation and Character 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

Today’s 3D CGI is informed by the best film, animation and cinematographic practices. Second year studies enable you to engage and use film language, illusion of life character animation, and the power of post production for integrating and compositing 3D-SFX. To complete year two study you will also take a self initiated project, with professional help, from planning stages and storyboarding through to completion.

Year 3

The final year of study is about engaging in real world practices and preparing for employment. You will make a final short film project, taking it 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.

3D Animation Gallery

Why choose this course?

  • The 3D Digital Animation and Modelling degree equips you with the high level of skills needed to succeed in today’s 3D animation industry.
  • Creative Skillset accredited.
  • Emphasis is on creativity, character design, story, cinematography, SFX and compositing.
  • Develop character animation skills and digital modelling, virtual lighting and virtual camera work.
  • You will create a final film with sound: commissioning, buying or writing the music, actors’ voice work and sound effects.
  • Our students frequently win awards – graduate Amelie Talarmain won the Search for a Star 2016 Award for Animation

You could also study 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media3D 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

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.