16 July 2021
3D Animation and Character Design
This course combines an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of 3D character animation with information about today’s animation industry.
You will work on top-of-the-range equipment including high-end workstations with Nvidia Quadro graphics cards and Wacom Cintiq HD Touch tablets, and use TVPaint to create a simple storyboard.
You will also learn how to add sound and music to an animation, and how to direct your character for the screen.
Following an introduction to the history of 3D animation, you will be set a project to develop an animated character and accompanying narrative.
Your time will be split between working in the animation studio on your project, and hearing from guest speakers or visiting places of interest that inspire professional animators.
Simone Hunt works in the animation department at Nottingham Trent University.
You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and should have an interest in animation, graphic design or video.
After studying this course, you should be able to combine new idea generation and research skills with your knowledge of Maya software, and understand the different types of jobs available to you in the animation, gaming and visual effects industries.
You will gain an understanding of what companies look for in a CV, and have the confidence to present yourself and your show-reel to potential employers.
GBP 990: This fee covers the course delivery, most materials and any related course travel and entry tickets.
GBP 380: On-campus accommodation for two weeks in a single room with private bathroom facilities and shared kitchen and living space.