Best Universities for Computer Graphics/Animation?Watch
I'm trying to find good universities that provide good courses in Computer Graphics and Animation, and one that has a reasonable high entry requirements (e.g. 300+ points).
I've looked at Bournemouth, and although the campus wasn't great, the course is one of the best, it also has a mix of programming, animation etc, allowing me to go into different areas of the industry afterwards.
Was just wondering if anyone here knew of any good places they might be able to recommand.
Thanks very much
Check out skillset too, on their site are the 6 accredited animation courses.
i looked at portsmouth but the course is new and the man at the open day was rubbish
erm teeside looked good but its too far for me
from all the research i did i couldnt find anywhere else that was good that did it
let me know if you find anywhere because if i dont get in at bournemouth im going to have to go through ucas extra and i cant think of anything else id want to do
The maths element of the course put me right off.
has anyone done the entrance tests? or know someone who has?
i kind of want to know what to expect
If that helps.
I'm now at Herts, which I wasn't when I wrote that.
Edit: I couldn't find the Bournemouth unofficial course forums (though I'm sure they have some), but here is Portsmouths and here is Hert's (which is very busy most of the time, and i'm a moderator - it's also a great place to just chat!).
I know it sounds like i'm sexing up Herts a lot, but i'm really enjoying the course, learning a lot, meeting a lot of cool people and generally loving it. If you have any questions, i'll try and answer them.
Ive applied to both of them, as well as teeside which is meant to be good as well..
anyways gd luck..
I thought the place was alright, especially the facilities that i saw.
They're building 2 new buildings at the moment, and if i rember correctly from the open day, 1 building is a sort of drawing and designing building. A building set out more relaxed so it's easier to draw etc, as opposed to sitting at a desk that is cramped with computer keyboards etc.
And the other is a clay building is something, seems quite good, but was a long time ago i last visited it.
They've also got motion tracking sensor equipment that i had a go with (strapped some pads on me and walked arounf the room), and it was really good.
And the people there were nice aswell, and teacher enthusiatic and funny.
But the course in 3D Digital Animation at Hertfordshire that DanGrover was talking about, the entry requirements for that are around 200 UCAS Points, which is 2 D's and a C... Hardly challenging for me whose aiming for a B's and poss an A.
But i have my interview at Bournemouth at the end of the month, which i need to get ready for after exams are over. Hopefully i'll be alright, we'll juts have to see.
im guessing your welsh from your name?... newport and glamorgan are meant to have good animation courses as well..
I'm not welsh, just a saying our teacher had at school becuase he was welsh, plus no one has the same user name so it's sort of unique, and you don't have to keep on changing it becase someones already taken the one you want.
I looked at your myspace slide show, those life drawings are well good, you should be alright at Bournemouth (art side def).
ill let you know how hard the entry tests are after mine...
those life drawing stuff were done realllllly quickly, because i had an interview for southampton, and they asked to see a whole sketchbook full of it. so i spent about 5-10mins on each one. i didnt actually go to the southampton interview in the end, cause i have offers from herts/teeside which id rather go to over southampton...
That would great if you could tell me how hard the tests are after your interview.
A whole sketchbook full of life drawing for Southampton Solent! That's loads.. When i sent my portfolio up to Teesside they only required about half a dozen life drawings, i did about 10 or so, and got in.
Isn't the entry requirements for Southampton Solent 120 Ucas points? The equilivant of 3 E's?! Not really challenging at all..
Have you been to any of the open days at Bournemouth orTeesside?
(im from london..)
the entry requirements doesnt make much difference to me, as i already have 290 points from my first year (4A's and a B)..
anyways yeh ill let you know how hard the entry tests things are..
ive heard the life drawing is quick minute poses or sumthing for half an hour.
What did you think about the accomadation and campus at Bournemouth?
I cant remember what the names of the buildings are, but i prefered the ensuite rooms, or the accomadation on campus.
Hope i get in first man.
Have you been to a staffordshire openday??
when i was searching up courses through ucas, they did LOADS of game design/animation courses, but again.. the area, and uni were a bit of a turn off for me, so i didnt apply there.
To be honest it was more of a back up choice, incase Teesside didn't want me. I'm glad to applied just for the back up, but i'd rather go to Teesside anyday over Staffordshire. The course was sort of alright, even though most of the students can't draw... Which was a bit of... And when i showed him my art work he didn't really seem interested.
The Accomodation is Miles better than that of Bournemouth, but i guess if you haven't seen other Uni's, it's hard to compare whats Bournemouths like.
But i didn't really get to see much of the facilites at Bournmouth (hopefully i might at the interview), but Teesside have good facilities and new buildings on the way.