Im at Bournemouth studying Computer Animation and live in Cranbourne house on Lansdowne Campus
I would recomend living on the lansdowne campus (either Cranbourne or Purbeck) because its a ten minute walk to all the shops, the beach and the clubs...so the only public transport you'd ever need to use would be the bus to uni which costs £4 for a ten journey bus card. If you lived on talbot campus you would save £4 for the bus journeys but taxis to the clubs would cost you a lot more. Out of purbeck and cranbourne a lo of people would choose purbeck, its a lot newer, but ive had a great experience living in cranbourne, and its a bit cheaper. some of the flats are party flats, but a lot of them vary, living in halls it can be loud, but if you need to do work you can lock yourself in your room and get it done. the atmosphere in halls is brilliant and you'll never get the chance to live in halls again so i'd say choose Cranbourne or Purbeck! hope that helps, will post my opinions on the course when i have a little more time :P love Abbie x
Hey everyone, I've read this entire thread pretty much digging up information on Bournemouth. I'm from Austin, Texas, USA and I got a conditional offer for BA Hons computer visualization and animation and I'm trying to decide. Currently I'm admitted at University of Texas under a computer science major, but the problem is that UT has no digital graphics whatsoever, only traditional fine arts (painting, drawing). I've been set on Bournemouth for a while, I'm just debating if it is worth the move and cost to go to a university which has exactly what I want, or if I should stick it out at UT comp sci and get a masters in animation afterward. Any advice would be awesome!
UWE anyone? I heard they built a new building specifically for animation.
hey kk8899, thanks for the advice *hug* UT isn't a bad school, a bit too close to home since it's about a 25 min drive from my house, plus about 40ish kids from my school are all headed there. Austin is such a big game and film city that it's really weird for there to be no animation or digital media courses. I did get into USC and NYU, but those are actually more expensive than Bournemouth (roughly $50,000 a year, minimum). I don't want to go to an pure art school like Savannah or Pratt since it's better to be strong in the technical part too.
$50,000 a year :O
I though £3000 was enough
Well for me i heard bounremouth was ranked as #1 uk and #8 in the world, which is a great statistic, and will give me the best skills for the animation industry and to get as high up as possible.
Now to get my 3 b's
Yeah 50,00 is steep,
same im just focusing on meeting the requirements, there are lots of good places to study in the US for animation but if the fees are that high i can understand coming to the UK, including travel and accommodation it would work out cheaper. Bournemouth is also a very good place to study animation, especially if you are interested in the technical side of the industry. Coming from a Computer Science degree, you should be ok with the work load.
Places voted by a 3d magazine in the UK as the best for animation in the US and canada are:
Ringling college of art, Florida
Academy of art, California
Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia
well they are the top three, sadly couldn't find any in Texas, but if your looking to get away then England could be a good choice.
Is anyone doing IB, and if you have an offer what is it (if you don't mind saying), my friend wanted to know, he is looking at almost straight 6's with a few 7's (not sure how it work but hes says that quite good)
Bournemouth definitely sounds like it would be an amazing and very useful experience. Doesn't hurt that you guys have some of the best music. I just saw Radiohead in Houston last night and I'm pretty sure I could die happy now. Well, I'll just have to keep thinking about this one.
I wouldn't put too much emphasis on stats, guys. They're (the 3d world ones) based mostly on how many films get into festivals (two of the five which are in Japan). Look at the work students are producing yourself, as judges all look for different things (some panels will place emphasis on story, some on surrealist or inventive animation, some on traditional, commercial animation). Check out their websites, check out alumni websites and films, check out youtube channels etc.
hi.i want to know the best university for 3d computer animation among these universities.can u tell me.
university of glamorgan
university of kent
bedfordhire or any other university?
Theres lots of information throughout this thread which is really helpful for you to make your mind up on which uni you prefer to go to. Bournemouth and Teesside are "meant" to be the top uni's for 3D animation.
Go on the skillset website to find more information on the top 6 uni's for animation in the country.
I think it has a lot to do with your personal taste, through my research and visiting unis i find Bournemouth University to be the best (for me anyway) it also has the the most recognition for its 3D animation courses, although it does lead to the technical side of the industry. If you are interested in the creative i would suggest looking at Hertfordshire University as i was also highly impressed with their course and would certainly recommend it.
Hope this helps.