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What makes Animation and Film Production at Worcester special?

Studied in combination, Animation and Film Production provide you with an exciting opportunity to develop your creative work across a range of moving image practices, forms and applications. Together, they open up possibilities for your creative development and development of craft and digital skills that are applicable to a very wide range of graduate career and employment possibilities.

In combination, these two subject areas are an ideal choice if working in moving image is your passion and if you are looking for academic study that will provide you with wide-ranging preparation to enter the multitude of employment fields encompassed by today's creative and media industries, especially.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • A cohesive joint study programme that takes a broad approach to animation and film
  • Live projects integrated into year-long modules of study that allow you to gain experience in real studio-based production
  • High quality, well-resourced specialist learning and teaching facilities
  • A programme of guest lectures and events
  • Be part of a vibrant creative community including active screen production and film appreciation societies
  • Regular opportunities for gaining work experience and networking opportunities
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree
Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com

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Some recent Animation student work

"I'm really thrilled by all of the opportunities I have had whilst studying, I couldn't be more set for the industry; I've had experience on professional film sets, offers from London film companies and my debut film has so far been really successful."

Eleanor Smart, Film Production graduate

Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Drawing for Animators and Illustrators
  • Crafting the Moving Image
  • Fiction: History and Production

Optional

  • Origin and Function
  • Introduction to Animation: Human Locomotion
  • Fundamentals of modelling for Games Art and Animation: Asset Creation
  • Introduction to Experimental Film
  • Introduction to Sound Design

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Specialist Production Skills

Optional

  • 2D Animation
  • Introduction to CGI 1: Modelling & Texturing
  • Introduction to CGI 2: Rigging and Animation
  • Stop Motion
  • Animation Production: Narrative Workflows
  • Experimental Animation
  • Concept Generation, Research and Preproduction
  • Single Camera Drama
  • Experimental Film Production
  • Factual Film

Year 3

Mandatory

N/A

Optional

  • Independent Study
  • Animation Extension Module
  • Pre-production Practices
  • Animation Professional Practice
  • Animation Negotiated Production 1
  • Animation Negotiated Production 2
  • Animation Negotiated Production 3
  • Final Project Pre-production
  • Final Production
  • Professional Practice
  • Factual Film Production
  • Corporate or Commercial Production
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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish.

Animation at Worcester encompasses 2D traditional and digital animation, stop motion and claymation and 3D CGI for games, animation and film. Students also gain skills in editing, sound, compositing, concept art for games and animation, VFX techniques and creative concept generation. The course thus aims to offer you the realistic prospect of graduating as a competent practitioner in all areas of this still developing discipline. Alongside placing strong emphasis on nurturing your practice as an animator, it supports you to gain solid, foundational understanding of relevant history and theory. It integrates live projects into year-long modules of study to enable you to experience real, studio-based production in support of your preparation for professional work.

Film Production offers opportunities to explore a broad range of film forms and cultures, including fiction and documentary forms and commercial and experimental production. You can specialise as you progress through the course and, if you wish, tailor your studies to focus on career specialisms including producing, directing, sound, cinematography, post-production, and visual effects. The craft skills of production are integral to your learning throughout and you are encouraged to experiment and explore your talents towards developing your own creative 'voice'. Film Production is characterised by its practical approach to learning (you learn through making), by the value that it places on nurturing creative individuality and by its encouragement of a critically reflective approach.

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Animation and Film Production.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Animation BA (Hons) and Film Production BA (Hons).

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

In addition to developing your capabilities as an animator, this course will enable you to develop a wide range of transferable skills, from research and analysis techniques, to problem-solving, to communication and negotiation. Animators are increasingly in demand as the industry expands. Our interdisciplinary approach gives flexibility and will develop in you a wider view of the world that is both attractive to employers, and empowers you to create your own opportunities through creative entrepreneurship. You will find career opportunities not only in animation production, but also in the games industry, television motion graphics, compositing, special effects and advertising.

 

 

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £12,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £102 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £165 per week (2019/20 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

Applying through UCAS

Animation and Film Production BA (Hons) - W690

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Omid Ghanat-Abady

Course leader

Reuben Irving

Course leader