In the digital era animation and graphic design go hand in hand. From film and advertising to websites and social media, the two disciplines are all around us. We’ll give you the chance to understand the techniques and build your skills in order to go on to a career in the creative industries. The course aims to help you become a strong designer; someone who’s not afraid to experiment with creativity and someone who understands the strategy behind what they’re doing. This is an industry that’s changing fast. So we’ll look at future trend forecasts to give you a feel of how things might evolve. At the same time we’ll look at the core skills that have always been needed in the creative industry. Typography, visual language, illustration, branding and motion. It’s a dynamic and inspiring course, and we’ll aim to get you thinking about how animation and graphic design overlap in the world all around us. It’s vital that you have a chance to understand how graphic design and animation work in the wider world, and what kind of career prospects are out there. So we work with a range of theory and guest speakers; previous companies include the BBC and Territory Studios. You’ll have the chance to understand the factors out in the real world that are shaping the industry. You’ll be encouraged to take part in workshops, live briefs and international design competitions. It’s all designed to get you ready for placements, internships and future employment once you’ve graduated. We believe in keeping your options open as you study too. Graphic Design and Animation BA(Hons) is part of a suite of three courses that includes Animation BA(Hons) and Graphic Design BA(Hons). Once you’ve enrolled on one of the courses, you could switch to the other one in between your first and second years if your interests change, and if your tutor agrees to it.