Arts University Bournemouth

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Arts University Bournemouth

Address: The Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH, UK
Phone No: +44 1202 533 011

The Arts University Bournemouth offers both a BA and an MA course in Animation.

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BA: Animation Production

Established:  2005 in its current form
Cost:  £8600 for UK and EU students, £11,610 international
 Places:  Approx 65
 Alumni:  Aardman, Framestore, Nexus, Pixar, ILM, Django, Karrot Entertainment
Duration:  3 years

Situated on the south coast of England in the resort of Bournemouth the course has been around since the 1990’s but in its current form since 2005. The course has enjoyed huge success with graduates leaving to take on jobs around the world in some of the biggest animation studios available making the alumni very sought after.

The success of the BA has led to the creation of an MA in animation production which will begin in October 2013. The deadline for entry onto the course is the 16th August 2013

MA: Animation Production

Established: 2013
Cost: £8000 for UK and EU students, £12600 international
Places: 12
Alumni: New course
Duration: October to September

Starting in 2013 the MA will allow students to continue developing their work with a strong focus on the practice, theory and professionalism of their chosen subject area.

More specifically, the MA Animation Production will draw upon our institutional and team strengths to allow students to explore their practice in a postgraduate context. The AUB Animation philosophy sees observation, drawing and an understanding of the traditional principles of animation as fundamental, but these are critically contextualised in relation to technology, history, theory and professional/studio practice. The course team are regularly augmented by Visiting Tutors and specialists from industry – visitors to date include award-winning animators Bill Plympton, Barry Purves, Joanna Quinn and Suzie Templeton.

The overall aim of the MA course is to enable students to pursue their interests and specialism – whether 2D/drawn, CG, stop motion or other forms of animation – and produce excellent work that synthesises the ‘strands’ of theory, practice and professionalism. What marks out AUB in this field is the range of skills and interests of our staff (and potential specialisms offered) and how these are holistically ‘framed’ within the cutting edge context of Animation Studies as a discipline.

AUB Animation has achieved alumni success with our graduates going on to work at Aardman, Framestore, Pixar, EA Games and the Moving Picture Company and many other companies. Our BA films have won awards and recognition in the British Animation Awards and Royal Television Society Awards and at festivals around the world. We are proud of the network of AUB graduates who are now employed in Animation – many of whom return to talk to current students.

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  • DisgruntledStudent

    Good to see drawing is encouraged and taught here, unlike on the animation course at UWE where every drawing based lecture has been cancelled…

    • Elliot Crutchley

      That is horrendous man! It’s the basic fundamentals of animation in any medium. Disappointed in UWE