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    Hi everyone, I'm stuck trying to decide which uni I should go to, arts university bournemouth or university of the west of England in bristol for animation (I have recieved offers from both).

    I'm mostly interested in 2D animation with an emphasis on drawing as it is something that I am eager to improve. I've been to both universities and I really liked both interviews. UWE had a laid back and casual atmosphere which I really liked, however I found Bournemouth felt more professional which I also really liked. I've looked at the showreels for both and I am still stuck.

    I should also add that I have lived in Bristol for my entire life so I know the city quite well. I'm a bit tired of the same location but I don't how this weighs up with how good the course at UWE is ( I would still try to move out).

    Does anyone have any experiences with either course and the styles of teaching?
    Any feedback would be extremely helpful!

    Thanks a lot!
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    Hi everyone, I'm stuck trying to decide which uni I should go to, arts university bournemouth or university of the west of England in bristol for animation (I have recieved offers from both).

    I'm mostly interested in 2D animation with an emphasis on drawing as it is something that I am eager to improve. I've been to both universities and I really liked both interviews. UWE had a laid back and casual atmosphere which I really liked, however I found Bournemouth felt more professional which I also really liked. I've looked at the showreels for both and I am still stuck.

    I should also add that I have lived in Bristol for my entire life so I know the city quite well. I'm a bit tired of the same location but I don't how this weighs up with how good the course at UWE is ( I would still try to move out).

    Does anyone have any experiences with either course and the styles of teaching?
    Any feedback would be extremely helpful!

    Thanks a lot!
    Hi Pricejazz,

    Congratulations on your two offers, I am also an animation student and I understand it is hard to weigh up between two universities and it is great that you have already attended both schools and broken down the pros and cons of both.

    As you still cannot make a choice based on the conditions of your school, perhaps you should start looking at pointers about yourself more, for example University of West England you've stated is in Bristol and you have lived there and wanted a change in scenery, this is also a pointer to look into the living conditions, where would you be living if you stayed at UWE and Bournemouth?
    Keep in mind some universities offer priority for accommodation on campus accommodation for those who live further.

    Also be helpful to also consider how you best learn? In a casual or professional environment? The breakdown of the course is important oh course, so perhaps reach out to students who already study there and see what they feel?
    As an animation student myself I understand there is a high demand in software, so also looked into whether the schools provide the software and equipment (e.g. light boxes for 2D frame by frame animation) for any form of animations you'd like to make.

    Hope this helps!
    Jay
 
 
 
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