Animation plays an important role in a range of media including film, television, entertainment software and the internet.
It is a widely used advertising tool, and the media industry is always looking for new content to capture the imagination of viewers.
You develop your skills in •concept art •designing •modelling •texturing •rigging •animating • post-production.
We have a strong history of media production, ranging from fine art and graphic design to film making and interactive media. Our state-of-the-art workshops have specialist equipment, including the latest industry software and hardware, film production equipment and modelling facilities.
You gain experience in animation techniques, which includes
traditional methods such as stop frame animation – used in films such as Wallace and Gromit
Flash animation – used on the web and in interactive gaming
3D computer animation – used by companies such as Dreamworks and Pixar, and games software companies such as Codemasters and Sony
You learn to use digital animation software packages such as * 3D Studio Max * Maya * Zbrush * Houdini * MotionBuilder and digital compositing. Our editing software includes * After-effects * Shake * FinalCut Pro * AVID * Pro Tools.
We also have a facility for standard and super 16mm origination on film. You play an important role in producing at least three short animations.
All students attend a selection event with a portfolio of work to demonstrate their ability. Provided you meet our minimum entry requirements, we base our offer on your application, interview and work portfolio.
Come and see for yourself
We welcome visitors between October and Easter. You can bring a selection of work with you and discuss how you might prepare for an interview. Please visit the Sheffield Institute of Arts open dayshttp://www.shu.ac.uk/ad/sia/ for dates and details of how to register.
You play an important role in producing at least three short animations. During the course you develop a large portfolio of work for your show-reel to use in the animation industry.