I'm going to submit my UCAS application as soon as I put together my portfolio and I'm struggling a bit in deciding what unis to pick as my extra options.
My top options currently are Manchester Met SODA and University of Creative Arts (Farnham) but I still need 3 others.
I've visited and done the course talk for like 12 unis and at this point I feel like I'm going insane (Kinda regretting it a little because I now have too many options).
So far the ones I'm considering the most are:
- University Arts London
- Bournemouth Arts
Not to mention there's still some I haven't visited but look good on the website too, like Ravensbourne, UWE Bristol and Leeds Arts
Ideally I would like to do combination of both 2D and 3D animation as I'm not too sure what I would prefer to specialise in 2nd & 3rd year.
Unis like Bournemouth Arts were great for 2D but they don't have much of a focus on 3D unless you decide to study 3D animation only at Bournemouth Uni next door. So idk if I should just bite the bullet and specialise already in 2D or keep my options open. Especially with the industry nowadays a lot of big studio are working with mix of both (Arcane, Spider verse, Puss In Boots, Wish, etc) so I'm not sure if it will limit my potential career opportunities in future if I only know how to do one form of animation at a professional standard.
Grades and distance from home aren't really an issue for me so I'm just trying to find the best courses in the UK that have the option for placement years.
If anyone's been to any of them as either a student or just an open day and have a 2nd opinion to give I'd love to hear. Thankyou <3