|Study location||United Kingdom, Rochester|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
For this course we will require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. Ultimately, we’re looking for highly motivated, creative individuals who want to become successful digital artists and professionals. Previous experience of digital work isn’t essential or required. We especially welcome portfolios that demonstrate creative imagination, developed ideas, interest in storytelling, artistic ability (such as life drawing) and cultural interests. So, your portfolio might include examples of life drawing, digital painting, illustration, sculpture, video, photography and animation. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you apply.
With a focus on art and design, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts will allow you to bring characters and worlds to life and explore your imagination through 3D animation.
With an emphasis on production design, you’ll graduate from Computer Animation Arts as a skilled artist in both 2D and 3D production, a proficient high-tech software user of programs and software.
We’ll help you develop a well-rounded skillset highly sought after by employers in the computer animation industry and associated creative sectors, with working knowledge of the industry, a network of contacts and experience.
Driven by the world’s seemingly limitless demands for creative and original CG content, bring your imagination to life with our Creative Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts degree which offers you an outstanding launchpad for an exciting career in this rapidly evolving industry.
With its emphasis on production design, storytelling and software training, students of the Computer Animation Arts course graduate as dextrous, professional creatives in 2D and 3D workflows for computer animation.
Drawing is fundamental to this Computer Animation Arts degree, with weekly life-drawing classes and drawing-based pre-production a pre-requisite of all projects in every year.
In addition to weekly taught classes, student software training is supported by a course website containing over 200 bespoke online video tutorials. This online resource is available 24/7 and is updated on a constant basis to reflect industry practices and changes in professional software packages.
Students have open access to 50 industry standard computers (both PC & Mac platforms) containing professional software, including Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Animate, Audition, and Illustrator).
Graduates of Computer Animation Arts leave UCA equipped with an array of transferable skills, helping them to secure careers with big industry names such as Industrial Light and Magic, Double Negative, Framestore, Glassworks, and Blue Zoo.
Possible career destinations include:
CG artists and animators for film and game
Creative project managers