Explore all aspects of 2D and 3D animation on this cutting-edge degree course. Develop the critical and technical skills required to produce animated works, alongside learning about scriptwriting, character development, storyboarding and cinematography. This course will give you the professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills you’ll need to work successfully within the international animation industry. Learn about animation in a way that reflects current art and industry practice. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the different areas of animation through studio practice, academic research, and study. By the end of the course you’ll have developed an animated thesis film and a professional show reel, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your career as an animator. **Key features of the course:** - Develop as an animation at a university that is ranked 8th in the UK for Art and Design (The Complete University Guide 2019). - Study the broadest range of disciplines, including drawing, writing and storyboarding for 2D and 3D animation; character design and performance animation; experimental animation; scoring, production and direction. - Have access to industry-standard equipment and software such as Autodesk’s Maya, TVPaint, CelAction2D, ZBrush and Dragonframe. - Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, industry competitions, collaborations with organisations and guest lectures. - Learn from course staff with expertise in areas such as scriptwriting, sequential drawing and commercial animation. - Apply to study part of your degree abroad through our Erasmus+ programme. - Exhibit your work at our Degree Show in Nottingham in your final year. - Be selected to showcase your work at international film festivals, such as the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. **Assessment** Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade. **Employability** The School of Art & Design has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 96% of our undergraduate students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17). This course will prepare you to work in the digital media field, in areas such as feature films, television, heritage interpretation, advertising, and games production. You’ll also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in media, freelance design, teaching and retailing.