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Manchester Metropolitan University
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Mmu or edge hill for animation

I feel like I’ve made the wrong choice. I firmed edge hill and got my accommodation there because I liked the campus , however looking into it further there is very little info about the course online and the last time edge hill updated something in regards to the course ( apart from the modules itself ) was in 2019! Ahhh I’m just really paranoid about going somewhere I won’t get a decent chance at getting a job opportunity at the end of it. I also enjoy the more artistic side of animation and edge hill doesn’t have facilities for traditional mediums of art minus what’s in the hand drawn animation section. However I’ve heard some people say mmu is very unhelpful and the staff are unresponsive. I might be overthinking it but I would just like some advice please!

Thank you
Maybe don't go to either?
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester
Original post by Thisismyunitsr
Maybe don't go to either?


True true actually , I don’t have offers anywhere else 😔
Original post by Bobthepokemon
True true actually , I don’t have offers anywhere else 😔

Don't go then
Original post by Bobthepokemon
I feel like I’ve made the wrong choice. I firmed edge hill and got my accommodation there because I liked the campus , however looking into it further there is very little info about the course online and the last time edge hill updated something in regards to the course ( apart from the modules itself ) was in 2019! Ahhh I’m just really paranoid about going somewhere I won’t get a decent chance at getting a job opportunity at the end of it. I also enjoy the more artistic side of animation and edge hill doesn’t have facilities for traditional mediums of art minus what’s in the hand drawn animation section. However I’ve heard some people say mmu is very unhelpful and the staff are unresponsive. I might be overthinking it but I would just like some advice please!

Thank you

Hi @Bobthepokemon,

I understand that choosing a university is stressful.

During our Animation course, you will develop your skills in 2D, 3D CGI and stop-motion animation practice. Year 1 of the programme allows you to build a foundation of knowledge before you move into Year 2 and 3 of the programme, where you can really start to specialise.

When you say that you are more interested in the artistic side of animation, is this physical art like sketching and model building? Could you please clarify what kind of content you are most interested in?

During our course, you do have the opportunity to take a sandwich year or work placement, where you can use your skills in real world projects and make connections with companies. We can help you find a suitable placement, or you can source a placement with a company of your choosing. You can read more about Sandwich Years here.

In Year 3 of the programme, you will complete an Creative Enterprise and Employment Portfolio module, which focuses on students developing an industry-standard show reel or portfolio of work. The aim is to provide you with the opportunity to present your best work in the most suitable format for potential employers enabling you to demonstrate your production skills in preparation for the highly competitive employment marketplace in the creative industries. You will receive guidance on how to structure a CV and engage with entrepreneurial routes to employment.

I hope this helps, but if you are still unsure, I do encourage you to attend an Open Day to speak directly with the module leaders.

Thanks and best of luck with your future studies,

Melissa- Course Enquiries

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