17 July 2020
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.
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.
10 UK credits / 5 ECTS
GBP 1100: 10% early-bird discount on tuition fees available for students who apply and pay before March 31 2020.
GBP 350: On-campus accommodation for two-weeks in a single room with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living space. For off-campus accommodation (10 minute walk) the price is £290 for two-weeks - as above rooms are single, ensuite with shared kitchen and living spaces. Both accommodations have 24 hour security.