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Main entry requirements
104 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies. Or 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers52%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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You graduate from this course as a creative, innovative individual with skills and knowledge to work in this exciting and vibrant creative industry. Key areas of study include • 2D drawn and digital based animation • stop motion animation • 3D-CGI animation • animation theory • life drawing practice • animation pre-production • animation production • post production for animation • acting and performance for animation • photography and lighting for animation • animation industry contextualisation. You develop a portfolio of your project work to showcase your skills to potential employers. This includes • 2D drawn animation • stop motion puppet animation • 3D-CGI character animation • set design • pre-production development • character designs • life drawing portfolio • professional branding and online management • sound design • client based project development work • individually directed short animation. These skills prepare you for your final year project, creating and producing a professional short animated film, specialising in your own chosen area of animation. In your third year you have the opportunity to submit your work for the Nick Park Award – an annual competition exclusive to Sheffield Hallam students which is judged by the team at Aardman. Placements and work experience On this course you have the opportunity to take a one-year paid work placement between your second and third year. Placements allow you to apply your learning, develop new and existing skills, increase your industry knowledge and experience and be more attractive to potential employers. To help create a stimulating environment and to ensure that you gain the latest industry knowledge, you attend animation festival trips, film seminars and guest lectures by industry experts. Our industry links include Aardman, Double Negative, Frame Store, MacKinnon and Saunders, Cartoon Saloon, Finger Industries and Mew Lab. Facilities The dedicated animation course facilities include an industry standard stop motion studio, a dedicated multi-disciplinary 2D animation project room, a green screen studio and a workshop including rapid prototype machines, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, as well as an industry standard motion capture suite. Regularly updated industry standard software used throughout the animation course includes: Adobe CC suite, ToonBoom Harmony, Dragon Frame, Autodesk Maya, 3D Studio Max, VRay Render engine.
**Year one modules**- • Life drawing • Character design • 2D and Stop Motion Animation • photography • Motion Graphics • Animation analysis • CGI Animation foundation • Integrated project. **Year two modules**- • Visual storytelling • 3D Animation project • 2D Animation project • Stop Motion Animation project • Integrated group project . **Year two elective module options**- Choose one from • Screen writing • Documentary production • App design and development • Creative sound practice • Introduction to concept art. **Year three**- • Optional work placement. **Final year modules**- • Professional Pre-Production for Animation • Distribution methods and practices • Dissertation • Major Animation specialist project. **Final year elective module options**- Choose one from • Visual Effects project • Life drawing • Motion Graphics • Sound Design and Sonic Arts practice.
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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