Animation, Visual Effects & Game Art

This course is about everything from doodling in sketchbooks to bringing stories to life on the screen, from concept art to creating believable characters, environments and gameplay.

 This conceptual and idea-driven course enables creative exploration and experience in all areas of animation production, visual effects and game art.

You will gain experience in the design skills and techniques that help you explore and develop projects from script to screen through traditional drawn, puppet, stop motion, 3D computer animation and mixed media.

You will use traditional design skills and natural media techniques such as life drawing, storyboarding and character and environment design using 2D and 3D industry standard software to create digital concept art for games, models and animated films.

Our extensive links with industry will enable you to liaise with professionals, provide opportunities to work on live projects for clients and become part of a dynamic industry.

We have a strong emphasis on collaboration with the opportunity to work with other courses in the School of Creative Arts.

The course will challenge you creatively, provide confidence for pitching your ideas and help you develop lifelong skills that will help you towards your career.

The course allows you the flexibility to specialise in an area of animation, visual effects or game art or combine them to suit your studies.