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BA (Hons) 3D Animation & Visual Effects

University of Chichester
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Course UCAS code: W615
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
During the degree students will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with dedicated crafts people and makers from across the creative industries. You will be taught by a team of highly qualified professional practitioners and current industry figures including award winning directors, producers, actors, writers, editors and composers from the fields of Animation, Film, TV and Games. With our digital technology facility open in 2018 students will be able to engage with state of the art spaces and equipment including Mac, PC & Ideas Labs, a 300sqm Film Studio, a dedicated Green Screen Studio, professional standard postproduction facilities and Recording Studios. Our approach gives aspiring Animators the real world experiences and employability skills needed to develop their careers in a range of screen based creative industries. Driven by a professional studio mentality, students will develop a strong awareness of the needs of industry alongside the cultivation of their own creative and technical skills. There are many opportunities from within the department for students to collaborate, with numerous drama, performance and voice related projects completed every year by fellow students, staff and professional associates. Alongside aspiring filmmakers, actors, writers and fellow animators, students will collaborate across the department to gain an exceptional understanding of production practices and technology application, enhancing an extended range of vital employability skills needed to build a successful career. The department runs field trips to international film festivals, professional film shoots and industry conventions on a regular basis, and by working with professional associates and on staff projects students can develop early career profiles on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).
At Level 4 students will take a series of modules that will introduce them to the digital workflows and design principles that underpin 3D Animation and SFX skills. Classes in Life Drawing and Illustration will explore the mechanics and representations of the body, and how to visualise and develop characters for animated storytelling is a keen focus throughout the programme. At Level 5 sees students begin to develop their own specialist interests, be it character animation, rendering, rigging, compositing or modelling. You will also be introduced to the workflow and the role the animator plays in the use of Motion Capture and Cine Robotics processes. We will familiarise you to the science that supports much of the 3D animation process and the importance of production management through the character project. Level 6 delivers a number of advanced skills modules that look at facial motion capture, character animation, SFX compositing and technical direction, which allows for students to choose an area of specialism and to present their skills through a major group work project. Students will also produce a business project designed as they enhance their employability skills and learn how to package those skills for employment by pitching, writing proposals and designing creative portfolios.
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15 January

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I was on the Chichester campus, which is a quiet little town with lovely cobbled streets. In terms of nightlife, you’re limited to the SU, which throws a wide variety of nights all the time. Each Thursday, we head down the Bognor campus and show them how it’s done! The community is really close knit, with loads of opportunities and chances to express yourself, so don’t be shy! The tutors were lovely, really supportive and encouraging, and help you out with all your worries. The career services are also top notch, and I feel confident I’ll be employed after Uni.

Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Admissions and Enquiries:
Tel. 01243 816002
Email. [email protected]

Admissions and Enquiries:
Tel. 01243 816002
Email. [email protected]

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  • SophieChalloner's avatar by SophieChalloner on 24th January 2019
    The lecturers on my course really seem to care and I can see why they are able to keep so many students.
  • tobes1234's avatar by tobes1234 on 20th November 2018
    I love it here and I know most people do! It’s a great place to spend 3 years and make friends for life!
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