UWE announces accredited three month Animation course

Issue date: 13 March 2009

An animation student at work The Bristol School of Animation at the University of the West of England is pleased to announce the re-launch of its prestigious three month Animation course taking place from July to September 2009.

With only 12 spaces available on the course applications are highly competitive. The course will suit graduates and practitioners from a range of creative backgrounds who want to develop their technical, creative and professional potential in animation. A key opportunity offered is a showcase event of students work to which representatives from the animation industry are invited.

The curriculum has been updated to maintain the high level of professional currency that the three month Animation course has always been known for. In addition to this successful completion of this credit rated course now gives exemption from one module if students apply to progress onto the MA Animation programme at UWE.

Arril Johnson, course tutor said, “Over the years, after completing their studies, students have gone on to work with at least 15 companies in the UK including: Beryl Productions, Aardman Animations and 422 South. As well as working in over 19 other countries from France and Italy to Thailand and Brazil. In a volatile industry this is testament to the students' talent and tenacity.”

The three month animation course has been running at UWE for 12 years and will be based in the brand new purpose-built animation studios, on our Bower Ashton Campus, opened last month by triple Oscar winning animator, Richard Williams.

Gill Sandford, Head of Bristol School of Animation said, “Thanks to UWE's recent investment in state of the art equipment from Escape Studios, we are delighted to have the resources necessary to enable the development of the three month animation course to an accredited level. It now incorporates both computer aided and digital animation into the curriculum alongside both traditional 2D classical and Stopframe animation.”


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