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    Hey guys,

    Not trying to put a downer on the conversation or anything but i didn't get into Bournemouth or hertfordshire, although the interviewer at hertfordshire was amazing and gave me lots of help and advice on what to do to get onto the course, and both uni's said i should do an arts foundation course so i think thats what im gonna do this year and try again next year. My drawings were not up to standard is what he said at hertfordshire so im gonna work on that a ton. But yeah.. im gonna keep an eye on this thread every now and then, you guys have been great just to like talk to and stuff so, thanks
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    (Original post by orb)
    Hey guys,

    Not trying to put a downer on the conversation or anything but i didn't get into Bournemouth or hertfordshire, although the interviewer at hertfordshire was amazing and gave me lots of help and advice on what to do to get onto the course, and both uni's said i should do an arts foundation course so i think thats what im gonna do this year and try again next year. My drawings were not up to standard is what he said at hertfordshire so im gonna work on that a ton. But yeah.. im gonna keep an eye on this thread every now and then, you guys have been great just to like talk to and stuff so, thanks
    Well at least they said how to improve, and from what I hear the best animators are ones that do foundation courses, 15/16 top animators at Herts last year were so my interviewer told me. Did you have Sol, thats who I had and he was really helpful.

    At least you know that its only your art holding you back, so after a year of foundation you'll be amazing and ready to jump right in, you'll even have a head start on the guys there.

    Good luck with it all, I'm still waiting to hear back from Herts, I'm hoping for good news, but I'm not holding my breath, he said my art wasn't good enough. but fingers crossed.
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    Yeh, tbh alot of the guys in my group did a foundation year and are a year older, so definitely consider doing it and applying next year. Infact its never too late we have people aged 21/23...and one woman whos much older
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    (Original post by DanGrover)
    And behappy, yes, they encourage peopel to try and get work basically all the time that you're at uni, assuming you can manage the workload. Holidays, term time, whatever you can cope with really. Everything from full on placements at the big animation houses or doing some graphic design for your uncles garage, it's all good experience.
    Thanks, Dan.

    Orb, good luck with foundation and I'm sure you'll learn and pick up plenty so great offers will come in for you next year.:yep:
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    Hello Everyone!
    I`m form Bulgaria and I`m interested in animation.
    I can see that most of you`d like to study animation too. So i just want to ask you something. Do you think that University of Salford is a good place to study animation, guys? I really need different oppinion because I`m really confused. Could you give me advice or something? Do you know if Salford is a nice university to study animation or..??
    Thanks!:p:
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    hi,
    I:p: m ashwini here
    I from india
    I want to know about bournemouth university
    I got conditional letter fro bu, but i want to clear my
    IELTS exam
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    Hey guys. i've just spent ages reading this whole thread, which has actually been really really useful.
    i was just wondering if any of you who go to bournemouth did any work experience for computer animation? and if they asked you anything about it in your interviews?
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    nope ive done no work experience for any animation related jobs. They didn't ask about what experience i've had in animation, my work kinda showed what i had previously done (which was so so so poor!).
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    Even though I havent started at Bournemouth yet...they didnt ask me anything about previous animation work experience.
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    Nope. Just show them your work basically - anything really. Your best pieces - storyboard is good, live drawing, etc. as you've read the thread then you'll have lots of comments already. Didn't show any digital stuff either. Good luck. Are you going for your interview?
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    (Original post by ashwiniprabhu)
    hi,
    I:p: m ashwini here
    I from india
    I want to know about bournemouth university
    I got conditional letter fro bu, but i want to clear my
    IELTS exam
    Hi ashwiniprabhu, Congratulations on the conditional offer!:woo:
    I don't know BU really, only visited it twice. If you read through the thread you'll get an idea from others who are there already. Good luck!
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    nah im not going for my interview. i'm only in lower sixth, but im just trying to be prepared for next year. also, our school seems to think that if you dont have any work experience.. you are NOT getting into university.. very silly. also i've found that its quite difficult to get work experience at animation and visual effects places in bristol, as they've not always actually got any work to do..
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    Hi woemogget, tough choice, eh. You have to decide which course you love best - you did say you love the course at Bournemouth and only like the course at Bristol?

    Ask yourself these questions:
    What would you love to do as a career - Computer Animator or Computer Programmer? :confused:
    What would you enjoy doing most in a career? :p:
    Is the uni location more important than the course itself? :rolleyes:
    And is the feel of the uni more important than the course too? :rolleyes:

    Wherever you go, you'll make new friends and the place you're going to study at and live is only temporary but you'll get a great experience no matter where you are unless you totally hate everything about it.

    I think the career you want will decide your choice. You're only at the uni for 3 years after all but your career is for life (we hope)! :yep:

    Anyway, lots of grads now are unemployed so why worry so much - just pick the career path you would like to work in for your future - at least you have a dream/ambition to fulfill.:yep: Cross the bridge when you come to it!

    Hope it helps in your deliberation ......
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    (Original post by woemogget)
    I need help! Basically, I've now got to decide between Bristol (Computer Science) and Bournemouth (Computer Animation). What's basically holding me back is that I love Bristol and I like the course, but I love the course at Bournemouth, but I only like the uni a bit. Also, is anyone worried about grad prospects? I'm afraid that if I take something as specialised as Comp. animation as a degree, I'll have nothing to fall back on if I'm unemployed after 6 months or whatever. Any advice at all would be appreciated, seriously I'm so confused!! Thanks.
    Bournemouth has great graduate prospects for animation. i think i read somewhere like 80 or 90% of graduates are employed within 6months of graduating. If you are looking to be more of a techy then i think you will have an even greater chance of being employed into the visual effects and gaming industry. Hope that helps
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    (Original post by ashwiniprabhu)
    hi,
    I:p: m ashwini here
    I from india
    I want to know about bournemouth university
    I got conditional letter fro bu, but i want to clear my
    IELTS exam
    Hi ashwini,

    I'm attending BU at the moment studying a foundation degree and am switching to the animation BA next year. What would you like to know about BU? if anyone else has any questions about living at BU as well then feel free to ask..
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    ...what about the animation in DeMontfort...is it any good there??

    Peace.)
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    S1 (statistics) is really p*ssing me off, its just crap! i think im gonna fail it, and if i do it will bring my whole maths grade down is anyone else worried about not reaching entry requirements of the offer?

    Also what do u guys think about doing the extra year for masters @ BU for Comp Animation & Visualisation ?
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    (Original post by Luxo)
    S1 (statistics) is really p*ssing me off, its just crap! i think im gonna fail it, and if i do it will bring my whole maths grade down is anyone else worried about not reaching entry requirements of the offer?

    Also what do u guys think about doing the extra year for masters @ BU for Comp Animation & Visualisation ?
    long time luxo

    first thing try stay positive...what is it in S1 that making you get p*ssed off? because you maybe able to get help on here. If you fail this S1 will it stop you from meeting the conditions of your offer?

    As for the question about masters...If they way the guy explained it by saying:

    That we could opt to take the master degree after the 3rd yr and our Local education authority aka student tution loan pays for it and we only pay it back wen we earn £15,000 or more...Then i'd say yh ill take the offer. It's only one year and it's better than coming up with the cash up front for it.

    MA could help or might not help but I think its worth the shot if you don't have pay for it up front...Myt aswell make the most of an oppotunity.

    But then again if I industry is knocking on my door aka giving job offers with good pay right from graduation then I may consider just going into employment.

    The way the guy explained it im likely to take the MA. but that's just me everyone different.
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    (Original post by TashanLewis)
    long time luxo

    first thing try stay positive...what is it in S1 that making you get p*ssed off? because you maybe able to get help on here. If you fail this S1 will it stop you from meeting the conditions of your offer?

    As for the question about masters...If they way the guy explained it by saying:

    That we could opt to take the master degree after the 3rd yr and our Local education authority aka student tution loan pays for it and we only pay it back wen we earn £15,000 or more...Then i'd say yh ill take the offer. It's only one year and it's better than coming up with the cash up front for it.

    MA could help or might not help but I think its worth the shot if you don't have pay for it up front...Myt aswell make the most of an oppotunity.

    But then again if I industry is knocking on my door aka giving job offers with good pay right from graduation then I may consider just going into employment.

    The way the guy explained it im likely to take the MA. but that's just me everyone different.
    Statistics is the most bullsh*t subject. im not even exaggerating right, its just completely made up and has absolutely no logic. How and why would someone want to study maths if there is a module in it that involves no logic! :mad:

    well hopefully i wont do so bad, but i doubt it, i hate revision. it dont happen


    anyway, im thinking of doing the MA too, we'll see. But this thing about working straight after uni sounds a bit crazy for me coz i wanna go travelling straight after uni, i have my money saved and everything. i dunno.
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    Bournemouth has a pretty good night life i think. Living here is really nice as well as i feel its loads safer than London, the area is nice, and being by the beach is a great advantage for the spring/summer months . Theres loads of societies/clubs/sports teams to join, which shamefully im part of none! The people on the course are all really friendly, it took a few weeks at the begining till everyone started getting a long and started making groups though, but that's understandable for most courses i guess. There's the more quieter group of people on the course who dont really mix with everyone else as much as they could sometimes, but the majority of the animators all get on. I'm guessing the open day was on a wednesday?? It might have seemed quiet at the time because that's when most courses have half days and all the sports teams have their matches on in the afternoon.
 
 
 
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