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Arts University Bournemouth

Animation Production

UCAS Code: W615

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Animation

**Animation is everywhere: from the classic Disney fairy tale to the quirky Aardman comedy and the dynamic Pixar blockbuster.**BA (Hons) Animation Production provides you with the opportunity to excel as a creative and critical practitioner in the exciting field of Animation Production. Animation starts right here with traditional 2D animation drawing, where fundamental skills of drawing and painting underpin the development of animation production in all its forms: hand-drawn, stop-motion and CGI. **What you will study**A series of workshops, seminars and lectures will introduce you to the fundamental principles of animation. Knowledge of traditional animation techniques and contemporary software is complemented by the rigorous development of ability in observational drawing. Team-based projects will help you to develop knowledge of your specialist role within an animation production team, with workshops to help develop an understanding of storyboarding, concept design, advanced animation and fundamentals of post-production. We equip you with specialist technical skills for example, in CG and stop motion and offer opportunities for you to develop your practice in a range of contexts on industry placements, exchanges with other universities, or working in the demanding studio environment at AUB.The course also connects the practice of animation to its critical and theoretical contexts. By contextualising animation through theoretical debate, we enable you to understand the conceptual foundations underpinning your own work. We emphasise the importance of independent study, research and analysis to extend your creative abilities and inform critical reflection upon your work and that of others. We believe that in order to succeed in the competitive world of animation production you require a high level of production skills and practical knowledge, a strong sense of professional responsibility and a keen eye for the critical and theoretical contexts in which you will work. To this end, we develop highly skilled and socially aware practitioners who are able to respond to the changing nature of the industry at local, national and international levels.Approximately 65% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based.**You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:**- BA (Hons) Animation Production (2D Animation)- BA (Hons) Animation Production (CG Animation)- BA (Hons) Animation Production (Stop Motion Animation)- BA (Hons) Animation Production (Visual Development for Animation)**By the end of the course you will be able to...** - Confidently articulate your understanding of animation as a collaborative production process- Demonstrate your specialist skills within a production-based context to enhance your career opportunities and for post-graduate study- Confidently articulate your knowledge and critical understanding of the relationship between the practice, theory and history of animation- Apply research skills and express your analytical, intellectual and aesthetic awareness- Demonstrate your professional competence and understanding, and evidence management abilities within a team framework- Demonstrate the ability to critically self-evaluate progress and performance; demonstrate self-directed learning for independent study and development- Demonstrate the ability to be a highly skilled and socially aware practitioner who is able to respond to the changing nature of the industry at local, national and international levels**Studios and resources**At AUB, our Animation studios mirror industry, with lots of students working together in a high energy environment. Each student benefits from an individual workstation and light box and the course has its own computer suite with specialist software.

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical work

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Department:

Faculty of Media and Performance

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Animation

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Design occupations
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Animation

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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