BA (Hons) Motion Graphics & Animation Design Degree / 3 Years Full Time



 

Thanks to technological advancements and changes to consumer tastes and expectations, employers are crying out for designers who can fuse artistic talent with technological knowledge. Motion graphics and animation design meets this need, and AOD's Northumbria UK motion graphics & animation degree, is a great way to get there.

The course addresses this need by developing animators / designers who can work across this broad spectrum of the budding animation industry and take advantage of these many opportunities. Students will gain a broad understanding of the principles of animation as well as specialist knowledge of 2D and 3D animation, game design, visual effects & compositing, special effects, filmmaking and sound design. An underpinning of historical, cultural and professional contexts is given through lectures, visiting lecturers and International study tours and guest lectures. The programme is taught by staff with significant professional and academic experience in the industry.


IS THIS DEGREE FOR YOU?

This course is ideal for students with a knack for creativity and an interest in film, animation, visual effects and storytelling. A good imagination and visualisation skills are, however, far more important than computer software know-how. As all software and tools will be introduced throughout the course, your imagination will be all that is required to take you places!

ANIMATION DESIGN CAREERS
Animator
Visual Effects Supervisor
Filmmaker
Rotoscope Artist
Clean-up Artist
Technical Director
Compositor
Character Designer
Game Designer
Storyboard Artist
Filmmaker
Concept Artist
Stop-Motion Animator
Video Editor
Texture Artist
Lighting Artist
Story Artist
3D Modeler

 

 

YOUR DEGREE AT A GLANCE

YEAR 1 (120 CREDITS)

  • DE0999 - Introduction to Animation (20 credits)
  • DE1121 - Introduction to Motion Graphics (20 credits)
  • VA0403 - Film Analysis (20 credits)
  • DE1006 - Learning Skills Through Motion Graphics and Animation Design (10 credits)
  • DE0991 - 3D Modelling and Animation (20 credits)
  • DE1001 - Storyboarding and Illustration (10 credits)
  • DE1169 - Editing and Sound for Animation (20 credits)

YEAR 2 (120 CREDITS

  • DE1202 - 3D Modelling (10 credits)
  • DE1155 - Character Design and Animation (20 credits)
  • DE1168 - 3D Games Design (20 credits)
  • MP0556 - Film Theory (10 credits)
  • DE1212 - Motion Graphics (20 credits)
  • DE1167 - Visual Effects and Compositing (30 credits)
  • PA0231 - Preparation for Writing for Film (10 credits)

YEAR 3 (120 CREDITS

  • DE0996 - Final Project: R&D (20 credits)
  • DE1228 - Professional Creative Production 1 (20 credits)
  • MP0672 - Screenwriting for Animation (20 credits)
  • DE1002 - Final Project: Realisation and Presentation (40 credits)
  • DE1229 - Professional Creative Production 2 (20 credits)
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