From film to television, internet to games and advertising, animated content can be seen in a range of media. Demand for content, both commercially and experimentally, is high. And growing.
Ravensbourne has strong links with the main post-production and visual effects companies in London: Framestore, The Mill, MPC and Cinesite. These companies are world leaders in post-production and VFX, and employ thousands in the making of blockbuster films and TV series. The course also has strong links with games companies such as Frontier Games.
From visual effects to stylish animations for commercial studios; from content for games production to content for mobile apps, Ravensbourne’s animation students go straight into jobs across animation-related industries.
As a student on the course, you will explore the medium using state-of-the-art software and produce a portfolio of creative and professional work. As well as this, you will learn the fundamental principles of animation through traditional drawing techniques. You will apply these techniques using current industry digital work flows and software, giving you the necessary skills and expertise to be immediately employable by industry on graduation.
You will also work, whenever possible, on live projects and placements. Our excellent links with industry mean that we will have regular lectures from visiting animators, producers and commissioning editors, representing companies such as Passion Pictures, Dreamworks, and Aardman.
The course is run by a professional team with a direct involvement from industry partners who together offer a great opportunity to work in an inspiring and realistic environment that is supported by academic study.
What’s more, the Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Animation course has a strong reputation and has been awarded Skillset accreditation – an accreditation that only a select few have achieved.
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You will be continually assessed through the presentation of project and written work. You will produce practical work and in your final year make or contribute to the making of a short animated film. Essays, blog entries, business plans, reports and a dissertation also form part of the requirements of the course.
A wide range of careers are open to animation graduates in the following creative industries: film and television, advertising, post-production, web design, and games design.
Each creative industry requires graduates with skills as animators, character designers, 3D modellers, concept and storyboard artists, riggers, texture artists, lighting specialists and special effects artists.
BA (Hons) Animation is one of the few animation courses to be recognised and accredited by Skillset as providing exceptional standards of training in line with industry.