During the degree students will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with dedicated crafts people and makers from across the creative industries. You will be taught by a team of highly qualified professional practitioners and current industry figures including award winning directors, producers, actors, writers, editors and composers from the fields of Animation, Film, TV and Games. With our digital technology facility open in 2018 students will be able to engage with state of the art spaces and equipment including Mac, PC & Ideas Labs, a 300sqm Film Studio, a dedicated Green Screen Studio, professional standard postproduction facilities and Recording Studios. Our approach gives aspiring Animators the real world experiences and employability skills needed to develop their careers in a range of screen based creative industries. Driven by a professional studio mentality, students will develop a strong awareness of the needs of industry alongside the cultivation of their own creative and technical skills. There are many opportunities from within the department for students to collaborate, with numerous drama, performance and voice related projects completed every year by fellow students, staff and professional associates. Alongside aspiring filmmakers, actors, writers and fellow animators, students will collaborate across the department to gain an exceptional understanding of production practices and technology application, enhancing an extended range of vital employability skills needed to build a successful career. The department runs field trips to international film festivals, professional film shoots and industry conventions on a regular basis, and by working with professional associates and on staff projects students can develop early career profiles on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).