Course Details

The Animation Level 2 course is a one year introductory course exploring the following key areas of Animation and illustration .You can study English and Maths GCSE alongside this course. - Character Design - Stop Motion Model Making - Digital Illustration - 2D Animation for advertising - Basic film and Editing Techniques - Animation Research & Principals of movement and expression

Entry Requirements

Mathematics and English are preferable as well as a GCSE in Art - however there is no strict requirement

Career options

Progress to Animation Level 3 - Apply for apprenterships -Industry self Employment options

UAL L2 Diploma in Animation and Digital Illustration

Five highlights

  • 1 Learn the basics of animation and explore VFX
  • 2 Access the Level 3 Animation Diploma after completing this course
  • 3 The college and teaching has been graded as outstanding
  • 4 There are excellent links to industry
  • 5 Use of a variety of Adobe Software

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • UAL L2 Diploma in Art and Design (Animation and Digital Illustration)

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Course code Location Course length Start date
ART294CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

We cover the following at introductory level - Persistence of Vision – How animation works – Exploring Movement and Key Frames - Storyboarding - Character Design – from concept to digital painting realisation - Stop Motion Model Making – film and lighting - 2D Animation basic motion techniques - Anthropomorphism in animation - Animation Contexts – Advertising, Narrative Experimental and Documentary - Animation Research, historical and contextual influences – Disney/ Laiki/ Tim Burton, Hayao Miyazaki and Aardman. - Students have the opportunity to enter competitions and set up a film club - Exploring classic animated movies, contemporary and experimental - We want you to succeed and you will be given opportunities to focus your studies on creative areas which interest you. Within your course you will also study English and Mathematics, either to GCSE level or through Functional Skills.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through inclusion of experiential workshops as well as demonstrations and presentations. There are lots of hands on practical activities and classes which include research techniques and sketchbook design. You will be expected to follow principals of design, art direction and production.

How will I be assessed?

There are projects set throughout the year and these are periodically assessed – Each project assesses your skills in the following research, art direction, character design from pre-visual idea to final turnaround and the use of digital software to realise special effects. There is also assessment concerning your ability to draw movement and expression as well as follow the production processes and basic principles of animation/special effects. All units are continuously assessed through the compilation of sketchbooks. Each unit has its own set of assessments criteria, these will tell you exactly what you need to do to obtain a particular grade.

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