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University of Dundee

Animation BDes

University of Dundee
In Dundee

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Dundee (Scotland)
Duration 3 Years
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Dundee (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    September
Description

The BDes (Hons) Animation course is for students who are passionate about becoming animation professionals. Our ethos is to echo current industry studio practices as much as possible. The atmosphere here in the animation studio is vibrant and friendly, buzzing with creative energy and hard work.

Drawing is of utmost importance. All of our students attend weekly life drawing classes and keep observational sketchbooks. What makes our course distinct is how our students develop individually as specialists within the animation industry, while working collaboratively to produce short student-led animated films.

Our final year students have confidence in their own abilities in specialized areas of Preproduction (concept art, character design, etc.), Production (2D and 3D digital character animation, 3D modelling, etc.) and Post production (compositing, VFX, etc.) as well as generalist and transferable animation production skills. They work towards industry-ready showreels that best evidence their two nominated specialist skills.

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Where and when

Location

Starts

Dundee
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Fulton Building, DD1 4HN

Starts

SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

At the end of the course you will be able to: use 2D and 3D animation skills use the latest technology to create narrative stories & visual effects coherently research, defend and structure your chosen subject

· Who is it intended for?

creative technologically motivated artistic a good communicator an observer a team player

· Requirements

BB at Advanced Higher, including art and design or a related subject and an appropriate literate subject, plus BB at Higher in different subjects including one other subject outside art and design ABB including art and design or a related subject, an appropriate literate subject and one other subject outside art and design

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2019

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What you'll learn on the course

Animation
Design
3d training
Art design
Drawing
Art
3D
Production
Industry
R Art and Design
Animation Builder
Animation Software
Animation Engineering

Course programme

Level 1

Students can enter Animation after successfully completing our Art and Design (General Foundation) course (apply for course WW12) or on successful completion of a recognised Foundation Course or equivalent (apply or course W210). This is normal for many art and design courses.

In the Art and Design (General Foundation) course you will learn the core values which will enrich and expand your personal visual language, preparing you nicely for a further 3 years in Animation.

Level 2
  • Introduction to Fundamental Animation Skills
  • Introduction to 2D and 3D Computer Animation
  • Introduction to Production Equipment
  • Creative Research Methodology
  • Contextual Studies

Level 2 of the programme is structured to provide a broad foundation of knowledge and experience. You will be introduced to relevant equipment and varied media used in the production process for your choice of specialism. Projects and assignments help you develop the relevant learning, research and technical skills, exploring creativity and individual aptitude through each process.

Level 3
  • Personal Programme of Study
  • Research and Development
  • Professional Production Practice
  • Professional Production Practice
  • Professional Production Practice
  • Professional Production Practice

Level 3 is designed to encourage experimentation, cross course projects, exploring ideas and making use of appropriate technical methods. All students prepare and present a programme of personal project work that reflects the research and development of ideas. During this year you will undertake a series of assignments designed to develop good professional practice necessary to succeed in your chosen career.

Level 4
  • Personal Programme of Research
  • Dissertation
  • Degree Show Exposition

In the final year - Level 4 - you will organise and present a personal programme of study that will form the major part of your submission for the Honours degree examination. You will be encouraged to integrate all aspects of your research with a written thesis and the production of your final outcomes. You will produce a body of work that will demonstrate a mature visual understanding of materials, methods and processes required to transform ideas into reality.

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee -  £17,275 per year of study

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