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University of Chichester

3D Animation & Visual Effects

UCAS Code: W615

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Pass with at least 15 credits worth of level 3 units at Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

104-112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Computer animation and visual effects

Visual and audio effects

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).

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bognor Regis Campus

Department:

Creative Digital Technologies

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer animation and visual effects

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Creative arts and design

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

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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.

100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. Over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years. But at the moment this looks to be a good degree if you want to work on the technical side of film and TV and this is the most common industry for new graduates.

Creative arts and design

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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
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.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Visual and audio effects

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

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

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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