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3D Animation and Character Creation

This course will combine an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of 3D character animation with information about today’s animation industry.

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3D Animation

Are you an animator of the future?

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 TV Paint 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.

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.

You should have an interest in animation, graphic design or video, and have the required English language skills.

Student Feedback

A big thanks to Simone. The course was a brilliant blend of theory, practice and technique. Complicated software was broken down with panache!

Summer School 2019 Student

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This course is ideal if you are new to animation and are considering future studies or looking to enhance your CV and portfolio.

Course Details

Location: City Campus

Starting: 5 July 2021

Course Duration: Two weeks

Credits: 10 UK / 5 ECTS

Fee: £1,100 / £990 with early payment discount

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