3D Animation

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 9 July 2018
  • Course duration: Two weeks

What you'll study

    Are you an animator of the future?

    This course will combine an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of 3D animation with information about today’s animation industry. You will design a character for 3D animation, use puppetry to explore movement and narrative and experiment with Maya animation software. 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’ll 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 a company like Pixar looks for in a CV and have the confidence to present yourself and your showreel to potential employers.

    This course is a part of NTU Global Summer School, a programme of 2 – 4 week courses and social activities running in July and August 2018.

    Tuition fee: £975

    Credit information

    On successful completion of this course you'll get 10 NTU credits (5 ECTS).

    Entry requirements

    You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and have the required English language skills.

    Ideally you will have a demonstrable interest and prior knowledge of the subject.

    Please email us if you have any further questions about your course.

How to apply

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee: £1,100

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