National Film and Television School

Animation Direction

National Film and Television School
In Beaconsfield

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Typology Course
Location Beaconsfield
Duration 2 Years
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  • Beaconsfield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield Studios Station Road, HP9 1LG, Buckinghamshire, England
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Location
Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield Studios Station Road, HP9 1LG, Buckinghamshire, England
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· Requirements

We are looking for people with a desire to tell stories, a strong visual sense and an enthusiasm for film and television culture and history. Successful applicants may have a degree in a relevant subject, such as animation, graphics, illustration or fine arts, or may have taken intensive short animation courses or may have worked in the Industry and now want to develop their own work. We have taken people from backgrounds as diverse as engineering and puppetry.

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Course programme

Animation Direction
Animation today covers a broad range of techniques across a wide array of media. While technology is advancing rapidly, the importance of good storytelling is as vital as ever.

The MA Animation course emphasises story, in its widest sense, in partnership with design and visualisation. Our definition of animation is broad, covering almost any treated or stop frame technique and many students use live action and bluescreen based work. Students are encouraged to push the boundaries to find a new look, a fresh approach or a different angle. We welcome applicants with an interest in Documentary Animation.

Learning to build and work with a team is central to the course. Collaborative workshops with other filmmaking students help animation directors understand the roles of each crew member and the skills they bring to the filmmaking process.

Our aim is to educate people who can go out into the Industry with the widest possible range of skills, experience and Industry contacts. To achieve this in two years we have a packed curriculum of workshops, masterclasses, set projects and an MA dissertation.

The MA Animation course includes:

  • Storyboarding
  • Creating character
  • Basic live action direction
  • Animation acting, and directing actors
  • Pixillation workshop
  • Web series – devising and pitching
  • Visual / animated interpretation of a soundtrack
  • Dissertation
  • Research and script development for the graduation film
  • Graduation film – produced and post produced with students from other departments
  • Entry RequirementsWe are looking for people with a desire to tell stories, a strong visual sense and an enthusiasm for film and television culture and history. Successful applicants may have a degree in a relevant subject, such as animation, graphics, illustration or fine arts, or may have taken intensive short animation courses or may have worked in the Industry and now want to develop their own work. We have taken people from backgrounds as diverse as engineering and puppetry.
    Apply With
  • Short DVD/video showing your work
  • One of your un-made ideas for a short animation project – one page outline and a storyboard
  • Portfolio of illustrations, drawings or photographs of animation sets and models

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