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Animation

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

Entry tariff:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS codes:
AVF9
AVFF (If choosing Foundation Year)

Be inspired by the latest techniques in computer-generated imagery, AI and developing a creative voice with a degree that prepares you for the professional world.

Did you know?

This programme has been designed for students who want to work in the evolving animation field. You will study unique computing modules including system administration and programming for business automation, opening new career pathways. You will acquire essential skills in animation techniques, storytelling, character design, visual effects, 3D modelling.  

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Design and Modelling
  • Graphic Design
  • Transformation 1
  • Fundamentals of Animation
  • 3D Modelling
  • Lab 1

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Lighting and Rendering
  • Film Forms and Styles
  • Transformation 2
  • Character Animation
  • Craft of Animation
  • Lab 2

This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Project
  • Live Brief
  • Transformation 3
  • Visualisation for Cultural Heritage
  • Lab 3 

Skills

This course will prepare you to progress and excel in the world of computing.

Animation combines technical skills and creative thinking to create still and moving images and experiences across a variety of media. With a focus on digital platforms, the BA Animation aims to equip you with the knowledge, creative and technical skills, and a portfolio of your work, ready to work in the animation production sector, and the wider creative industries. You will graduate industry ready with skills around:   

 

  • Animation  

  • Production Design   

  • Modelling  

  • VFX   

  • 3D Techniques   

Learning

This programme follows an active blended learning style. You will be taught by experienced and passionate staff, who are active researchers and practitioners in the field. 

You won’t just be sitting in a lecture theatre, but instead will be learning in interactive classes, working closely with your lecturers and fellow students.This includes:       

  • Working in a studio environment: Immerse yourself in practical learning with a studio setting.      

  • Small-group seminars: Participate in intimate and focused group discussions.      

  • Tutorials: Benefit from personalised guidance and instruction.     

 

You’ll also have the opportunity to go on field trips in and outside of London to experience the professional world of computer gaming.     

 

Advanced computer software Dedicated computer and study rooms
You'll learn in state-of-the-art facilities Take an inside look around our media centre
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Careers

You’ll graduate ready for a career in the games industry.

Graduates will be prepared with a variety of creative, innovative, pragmatic, and transferable skills that will prepare for employment opportunities that exist throughout the extensive umbrella of the Animation & Visual Effects industry.  

Your future role could be:  

  • Production Manager
  • Production Coordinator
  • Art Director
  • Modeler
  • Animation technical director (TD)
  • Rigger
  • Lighting artist
  • Animator
 

 

 

 

Wherever you want to go in the future, you’ll be preparing for the world of work from day one at Roehampton, with regular access to:

  • Career development events
  • Guest industry speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personalised mentoring and careers support

You’ll graduate ready to grab every opportunity that comes your way. 

Our careers support team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation. 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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