Animation (BA) course map

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Please note this course map is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

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Bryan Panks

“I’ve worked on many productions throughout my animation career, but a real highlight for me was when my wife and I were first commissioned, by Channel 4, to produce a 24 minute Christmas special based on our food loving character, Max Bear. This pilot episode, first broadcast on Christmas Day 1998, was very well received and closely followed by a series in 2000 featuring the voice of Tom Baker. A new Christmas Special was produced in 2008 and series in 2011, it was a huge achievement for an independent company.”

  • Course Leader: Bryan Panks
  • Senior Tutor: Tracy Symonds

Level 4

Level 5

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
AD5505: Sequential Illustration 15
MD5441: Animation Process and Practice 30
MD5445: Animation Industries 15
MD5607: Reading Animation 15
MD5934: Work Placement 15
To complete your programme you must pass 30 credits from the following:
MD5442: Character Animation 15
MD5443: 3D Animation Workflows 15
MD5444: Compositing and Visual Effects 15

Level 6

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
MD6441: Experimental Research Project 15
MD6442: Post Production for Animation 15
MD6443: Animation Business 15
MD6445: Major Animation Project 30
MD6704: Portfolio 15
MD6932: The Extended Essay 15
To complete your programme you must pass 15 credits from the following:
MD6402: Experimental Audio 15
MD6444: Producing Animation 15
MD6447: 3D Specialisms (subject to validation) 15

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.

Module Descriptors

A module is a self contained, individual unit of study. The Module Descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.

Course Resources Archive

Course Maps and Module Descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.