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Title says it all. Most courses i have found so far seem to offer 2D animation and 3D. Problem is 2D requires good drawing ability... mines very average... 3D though does not require that. I want to persue 3D animation, any suggestions?
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Title says it all. Most courses i have found so far seem to offer 2D animation and 3D. Problem is 2D requires good drawing ability... mines very average... 3D though does not require that. I want to persue 3D animation, any suggestions?
Most gaming/CGI focused courses will also want some level of drawing ability.

For CGI courses have a look for VFX/Visual Effects http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/vfx
( eg https://aub.ac.uk/courses/ba/visual-...gn-production/ or http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/visua...and-television or https://www.solent.ac.uk/courses/und...ial-effects-ba or http://www.nua.ac.uk/bavfx/)

Alternatively there are some animation courses that have a much stronger focus on computing and graphics (like https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study...tion-animation and http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/3d-co...-and-modelling )
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Most gaming/CGI focused courses will also want some level of drawing ability.

For CGI courses have a look for VFX/Visual Effects http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/vfx
( eg https://aub.ac.uk/courses/ba/visual-...gn-production/ or http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/visua...and-television or https://www.solent.ac.uk/courses/und...ial-effects-ba or http://www.nua.ac.uk/bavfx/)

Alternatively there are some animation courses that have a much stronger focus on computing and graphics (like https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study...tion-animation and http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/3d-co...-and-modelling )
Thanks a lot for your help! BIG update.

EDIT: I have just found out the points change with UCAS. Wow ok that changes things. I only have 180 (pre change). I thought I could get into bournemouth seeing 120 UCAS but now my UCAS points are worth 72. I may need to do some kind of A level or BTEC in graphics to get onto a course in that case.
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That really changes things... with the new tariff i only have 72 points. I have been told that you can do foundation courses to get onto 3 year courses. That may be my only option. A typical offer is 80 tariff points.
Entry based on your ability to suceed:
  • a range of Level 3 qualifications (NVQ 3, BTEC Award, A level)
  • appropriate training through work.


http://www.tees.ac.uk/undergraduate_..._Animation.cfm
this will allow me to get onto 5:
- BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects with Foundation Year - GW4G
- BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation with Foundation Year - G457
- BA (Hons) Computer Games Animation with Foundation Year - G492
- BA (Hons) Computer Games Art with Foundation Year - W283
(http://creativeskillset.org/creative...uter_games_art)
- BA (Hons) Computer Games Design with Foundation Year - GWL2

The one in bold has a creative tick. Teeside may not be the best university but i know those a recognized.

EDIT: perhaps I could do just an 'AS' in graphics which would take one year. One 'C' in AS = 12 points... 72+12 = 84 points. that would be enough to do the foundation. whether or not I could do an AS at home this year that is the question... or if i should do a BTEC on graphics.
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Other foundation degrees: (will add to this)
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-cour...mes-technology
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Title says it all. Most courses i have found so far seem to offer 2D animation and 3D. Problem is 2D requires good drawing ability... mines very average... 3D though does not require that. I want to persue 3D animation, any suggestions?
Hey there!

Our students can be animators, character designers, concept and storyboard artists, lighting specialists, 3D modellers, riggers, texture and VFX artists when they complete this course.

Have you heard of Ravensbourne? We are in London and next to the O2 arena.

Check our BA Animation course! 3 years duration and the requirements you need is all in the website!

Also other Ravensbourne courses you might be interested in! To see it for yourself come and visit us so you can talk and meet current students and tutors click here for the Open day tickets!


Hope this helps,

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Hey there!

Our students can be animators, character designers, concept and storyboard artists, lighting specialists, 3D modellers, riggers, texture and VFX artists when they complete this course.

Have you heard of Ravensbourne? We are in London and next to the O2 arena.

Check our BA Animation course! 3 years duration and the requirements you need is all in the website!

Also other Ravensbourne courses you might be interested in! To see it for yourself come and visit us so you can talk and meet current students and tutors click here for the Open day tickets!


Hope this helps,

Ahlia
Thanks for the suggestion but i dont have the grades/ucas for that course.
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