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University of Worcester

Animation and Illustration

UCAS Code: WW6F
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Design studies
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
86% HIGH
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.6k MED
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£8,900

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Animation course at Worcester has been designed by practising experts in the field to match the demands of both the media industries and our students. It provides you with the exciting prospect of graduating as a competent practitioner of all aspects of this developing discipline. The Illustration course at Worcester covers the complete range of genres: illustration for childrenâ??s books, political articles, magazine, the graphic novel, television and advertising.

Modules

Animation Year 1: Drawing for animators and illustrators; crafting the digital image. Optional modules: Origin and function; introduction to animation: human locomotion; character and characterisation; introduction into sound design. Year 2: Stop motion; animation production: narrative workflows; experimental animation; introduction to CGI 1: modelling and texturing. Optional modules: 2d animation; introduction to CGI 2: rigging and animation; concept generation, research and pre-production. Year 3: Animation negotiated production 3; pre-production practices; animation professional practice. Optional modules: Independent study; animation extension module; animation negotiated production 1; animation negotiated production 2. Illustration Modules include: Drawing for animators and illustrators; image and text; concept generation, research and pre-production; visual statement; illustration forms and genres; location drawing and reportage; final research project; professional practice; contemporary practice; authorial practice. Optional modules: Origins and function; character and characterisation; illustration and printmaking; design: skills and theory; graphics: typography; graphics: creative digital production; illustration: origins and function; 2-d animation; stop motion; graphic design: publication; childrenâ??s book design; sequential illustration; negotiated project.

University of Worcester

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As the only higher education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we have a strong role to play in the region, delivering degree programmes to nearly 10, 000 students. Our campuses are all within walking distance of each other and close to the city centre. Worcester has undergone significant growth over the last few years, doubling our student numbers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

98%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
292 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17.6k MED
Graduates who are managers and directors in retail and wholesale

8%

Graduates who are design occupations

38%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
283 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

19%

Graduates who are design occupations

15%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and 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 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.
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