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BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects

The University of Lincoln has been named Modern University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

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Sultan Efe - Programme Leader/Senior Lecturer

Sultan Efe - Programme Leader/Senior Lecturer

Sultan is a senior lecturer in animation at University of Lincoln, UK. He began his career as a freelance interactive designer and a technical tutor in 2001. He has been delivering 3D animation subjects both as a freelance technical tutor and as a lecturer for the last 15 years.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects

Animation and Visual Effects at Lincoln offers an introduction to the innovative world of animation and visual effects through moving image, digital visualisation, and contemporary narrative.

The course enables students to develop into creative animators and artists with the flexibility to practise their craft in a variety of media. It covers a range of skills, including the fundamentals of animation, storytelling, performance, design, drawing, 3D modelling, 2D and computer-generated animation, compositing, animation theory, and the production of short films.

The Lincoln School of Film and Media has had success at the Royal Television Society awards. In 2019, student film Papier won Best Animation at the awards. The animation was made by students Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray, and Charlie Bartlett. Student animations Harlem Nocturne and Uplifted were also nominated in the Best Animation category at the awards.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects

Animation and Visual Effects at Lincoln offers an introduction to the innovative world of animation and visual effects through moving image, digital visualisation, and contemporary narrative.

The course enables students to develop into creative animators and artists with the flexibility to practise their craft in a variety of media. It covers a range of skills, including the fundamentals of animation, storytelling, performance, design, drawing, 3D modelling, 2D and computer-generated animation, compositing, animation theory, and the production of short films.

The Lincoln School of Film and Media has had success at the Royal Television Society awards. In 2019, student film Papier won Best Animation at the awards. The animation was made by students Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray, and Charlie Bartlett. Student animations Harlem Nocturne and Uplifted were also nominated in the Best Animation category at the awards.

How You Study

This course aims to provide a thorough grounding in classical animation principles as well as an introduction to digital techniques for animation and visual effects.

Life drawing forms an integral part of the programme, combined with developing narrative, character design, and animation techniques. Students are encouraged to participate in various stages of production, such as character animation, art direction and lighting, digital compositing and effects, post-production techniques, and production management.

In the final year, they can work as part of a team to produce a short film that sets the premise for their personal showreel.

Industry practitioners are part of the teaching team on the course including film, television, and video games animators.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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How You Study

This course aims to provide a thorough grounding in classical animation principles as well as an introduction to digital techniques for animation and visual effects.

Life drawing forms an integral part of the programme, combined with developing narrative, character design, and animation techniques. Students are encouraged to participate in various stages of production, such as character animation, art direction and lighting, digital compositing and effects, post-production techniques, and production management.

In the final year, they can work as part of a team to produce a short film that sets the premise for their personal showreel.

Industry practitioners are part of the teaching team on the course including film, television, and video games animators.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Film and Media

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical and studio sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like seminars, tutorials, workshops, and studio classes. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework and examinations which may be online. Any group assessments taking place in studios will be run safely within government guidance.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place (e.g. software suites, studios and workshop spaces) will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance. If you are carrying out work off-campus then this will go ahead in line with government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running certain software, details of which will be provided by your programme team as part of your Welcome Pack. For programmes that require it, we will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life.  

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at ksavage@lincoln.ac.uk.

Dr Karen Savage

Head of the School of Film and Media

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Animation Principles 2022-23ANI1014MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of animation. Through a series of exercises that explore the techniques used to animate a basic sequence, the learner is introduced to the fundamental concepts behind all animation.CoreCGI Principles 2022-23ANI1034MLevel 42022-23This module will introduce students to contemporary digital methods and software tools used for producing 3D CGI and animation.CoreDesign for Animation 2022-23ANI1035MLevel 42022-23This module offers the chance for students to engage in the design process for animation. This includes idea generation, character design, background design, prop design and colour systems.CoreDrawing for Animation 1 2022-23ANI1036MLevel 42022-23This module delivers fundamental learning and skill development in the area of Drawing for Animation. Life drawing is an essential skill required for animation and will be used in this module to help develop proficiency in expressing movement, emotion and gestures competently and effectively.CorePioneers of Animation 2022-23ANI1037MLevel 42022-23This module outlines the important developments that have occurred within the field of animation since its conception in the late 1800s and traces the theories, debates and movements that have steered the medium, from early pioneers to current practitioners.CoreStory & Film Language 2022-23ANI1038MLevel 42022-23This module will address three main aspects of animation production; story, character and film language. The module is based on a model of learning that enables students to explore past, contemporary, short and long character driven narratives, story format, structure, plot thrusts and character development.CoreAnimation Practice 2023-24ANI2039MLevel 52023-24This module explores the creation of a narrative through a typical animation production workflow. There will be focus on narrative elements to help with the construction of a short piece. Students will be introduced to a range of films within a chosen theme which are used to promote understanding of film language and the construction of a short scene or moment.CoreCGI Production Methods 2023-24ANI2040MLevel 52023-24This module will address two important aspect of production design in 3D animation: character and set construction with an emphasis on visual storytelling. The module is based on a model of learning that incorporates research on visual reference, artististic and technical skills and design principles in problem-solving contexts.CoreCharacter Animation 2023-24ANI2041MLevel 52023-24The character animation module develops a professional skill level in animation required for the production environment. This module aims to challenge students through the further development of physical believability within their animation through a more detailed understanding of staging, timing and weight. The student will also gain an understanding of acting techniques in order to develop personality within their characters and gain an understanding of the relationships of screen acting and performance within professional character animation.CoreDrawing for Animation 2 2023-24ANI2042MLevel 52023-24The drawing for animation module is intended to develop a professional drawing skill set for production level animation.CoreResearch & Professional Practice 2023-24ANI2043MLevel 52023-24This module aims to develop critical thinking and analysis with an emphasis on self-directed study, to prepare learners for the dissertation module at level 6. The emphasis of this module is on the tools of research, including primary and secondary forms, and how vital these are in informing a body of critical work. Students will apply the tools of research to an essay proposal, showing evidence of critical analysis and including a literature review, which will enable them to progress to their dissertation module.CoreAnimation Dissertation 2024-25ANI3044MLevel 62024-25The Dissertation module underpins the theory already outlined at level 5 to enable students to research and write their own dissertation paper on an animation topic of their choice.CoreAnimation Pre-Production 2024-25ANI3001MLevel 62024-25The module aims to prepare students for the creative and professional challenges of bringing a conceptual idea to the stage of feasible project proposal, which can be presented to a client, employer or commissioner.CoreAnimation Production and Team Practice 2024-25ANI3002MLevel 62024-25Within this module, students have the opportunity to take forward the work created and developed in pre-production, to form the central element of the production. Students may negotiate their time, referring to the plan produced in pre-production, to form small cohesive teams, reflective of how a production would be structured in a professional animation practice.CoreDigital Compositing 2024-25ANI3045MLevel 62024-25The module is based on a model of learning that incorporates knowledge, skills and design principles in problem-solving contexts. Whilst maintaining a focus on the established techniques and processes of digital compositing using industry standard compositing tools, asset handling practices and how they may be used in specific animation processes and workflows, students will adopt a learning process which enables them to approach problems and offer solutions that are appropriate, distinctive and adaptable.CoreShowreel & Portfolio Development 2024-25ANI3046MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is for students to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained during their studies to create a final year professional portfolio to show future employers.Core

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Animation Principles 2021-22ANI1014MLevel 42021-22This module is designed to introduce students to the principles of animation. Through a series of exercises that explore the techniques used to animate a sequence, the learner is introduced to the fundamental concepts behind all animation.CoreCGI Principles 2021-22ANI1034MLevel 42021-22This module will introduce students to contemporary digital methods and software tools used for producing 3D CGI and animation.CoreDesign for Animation 2021-22ANI1035MLevel 42021-22This module offers the chance for students to engage in the design process for animation. This includes idea generation, character design, background design, prop design and colour systems.CoreDrawing for Animation 1 2021-22ANI1036MLevel 42021-22This module delivers fundamental learning and skill development in the area of Drawing for Animation. Life drawing is an essential skill required for animation and will be used in this module to help develop proficiency in expressing movement, emotion and gestures competently and effectively.CorePioneers of Animation 2021-22ANI1037MLevel 42021-22This module outlines the important developments that have occurred within the field of animation since its conception in the late 1800s and traces the theories, debates and movements that have steered the medium, from early pioneers to current practitioners.CoreStory & Film Language 2021-22ANI1038MLevel 42021-22This module will address three main aspects of animation production; story, character and film language. The module is based on a model of learning that enables students to explore past, contemporary, short and long character driven narratives, story format, structure, plot thrusts and character development.CoreAnimation Practice 2022-23ANI2039MLevel 52022-23This module explores the creation of a narrative through a typical animation production workflow. There will be focus on narrative elements to help with the construction of a short piece. Students will be introduced to a range of films within a chosen theme which are used to promote understanding of film language and the construction of a short scene or moment.CoreCGI Production Methods 2022-23ANI2040MLevel 52022-23This module will address two important aspect of production design in 3D animation: character and set construction with an emphasis on visual storytelling. The module is based on a model of learning that incorporates research on visual reference, artististic and technical skills and design principles in problem-solving contexts.CoreCharacter Animation 2022-23ANI2041MLevel 52022-23The character animation module develops a professional skill level in animation required for the production environment. This module aims to challenge students through the further development of physical believability within their animation through a more detailed understanding of staging, timing and weight. The student will also gain an understanding of acting techniques in order to develop personality within their characters and gain an understanding of the relationships of screen acting and performance within professional character animation.CoreDrawing for Animation 2 2022-23ANI2042MLevel 52022-23The drawing for animation module is intended to develop a professional drawing skill set for production level animation.CoreResearch & Professional Practice 2022-23ANI2043MLevel 52022-23This module aims to develop critical thinking and analysis with an emphasis on self-directed study, to prepare learners for the dissertation module at level 6. The emphasis of this module is on the tools of research, including primary and secondary forms, and how vital these are in informing a body of critical work. Students will apply the tools of research to an essay proposal, showing evidence of critical analysis and including a literature review, which will enable them to progress to their dissertation module.CoreAnimation Dissertation 2023-24ANI3044MLevel 62023-24The Dissertation module underpins the theory already outlined at level 5 to enable students to research and write their own dissertation paper on an animation topic of their choice.CoreAnimation Pre-Production 2023-24ANI3001MLevel 62023-24The module aims to prepare students for the creative and professional challenges of bringing a conceptual idea to the stage of feasible project proposal, which can be presented to a client, employer or commissioner.CoreAnimation Production and Team Practice 2023-24ANI3002MLevel 62023-24Within this module, students have the opportunity to take forward the work created and developed in pre-production, to form the central element of the production. Students may negotiate their time, referring to the plan produced in pre-production, to form small cohesive teams, reflective of how a production would be structured in a professional animation practice.CoreDigital Compositing 2023-24ANI3045MLevel 62023-24The module is based on a model of learning that incorporates knowledge, skills and design principles in problem-solving contexts. Whilst maintaining a focus on the established techniques and processes of digital compositing using industry standard compositing tools, asset handling practices and how they may be used in specific animation processes and workflows, students will adopt a learning process which enables them to approach problems and offer solutions that are appropriate, distinctive and adaptable.CoreShowreel & Portfolio Development 2023-24ANI3046MLevel 62023-24The aim of this module is for students to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained during their studies to create a final year professional portfolio to show future employers.Core

How you are assessed

For this course assessment is 100% by coursework in each year. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Assessment methods include practical work, written assignments, and reviews of their own creative outputs. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincolns policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Each term includes advisory progress reviews. All studio modules are assessed on both studio production and supporting research presentation, with varying weightings.

For this course assessment is 100% by coursework in each year. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Assessment methods include practical work, written assignments, and reviews of their own creative outputs. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincolns policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Each term includes advisory progress reviews. All studio modules are assessed on both studio production and supporting research presentation, with varying weightings.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students participating in optional field trips are expected to pay for the cost of their travel, accommodation, and general living expenses. Any trips included within a compulsory module are fully funded.

Additional material costs depend on the mediums you choose to work in.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students participating in optional field trips are expected to pay for the cost of their travel, accommodation, and general living expenses. Any trips included within a compulsory module are fully funded.

Additional material costs depend on the mediums you choose to work in.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Specialist Facilities

Students can access specialist industry-standard facilities and equipment, including sound design and digital film production facilities, dedicated studios, workshops, Mac and PC suites, a render farm, and gallery space.

All Animation and Visual Effects students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of their studies via our media and design labs. Additional material costs will depend on the mediums you choose to work in.

Students on the course also have the opportunity to hear from visiting guest speakers from many parts of the animation and media industries. Recent speakers have included those from Framestore and Industrial Light and Magic, please visit the visiting speakers page for more details.

A Creative Environment

The College of Arts at the University of Lincoln offers a dynamic and collaborative creative environment in which to develop your skills. Recently, students on our Animation and Visual Effects course worked alongside their peers studying Dance to capture movement to form short 2D animations.

Animation students working with Dance students to capture movement for 2D animations

"The University of Lincoln gave me crucial contacts within the animation industry to help launch my career. It gave me the required knowledge and understanding to start my first job with confidence."

Alison Oxborrow, BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects graduate and Assistant Animator at Studio Aka.

Award-winning Students

Papier by Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray, and Charlie Bartlett, was crowned winner of the Animation category at the Royal Television Society Midlands Student Awards 2019. Programme Leader Jane Batkin said: “We are incredibly proud that our students were nominated and that Papier has won the RTS student award this year! All the students involved made a phenomenal effort to create these films and it’s fabulous that their work has been recognised at this level.”

To view a showcase of student work, please visit the Animation@Lincoln YouTube channel.

Winning students at the RTS Midlands Student Awards 2019

Study Trips

Students on this course have the opportunity to take part in study trips and overseas visits. Recent destinations have included the Anime Festival in Tokyo; Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France; the Walt Disney Studios and Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles; NBC; the University of California; and Warner Bros. Studios.

Those who choose to participate in optional field trips are expected to cover the cost of their travel, accommodation, and general living expenses. Any trips included within a compulsory module, such as a visit to an animation or VFX studio in previous years, are fully-funded.

In 2018, students attended a trip to Toronto and were invited to Guru Animation Studios, as well as visiting Comic Con. Find out more about the trip.

Group of Animation students and tutors on a study trip to Toronto, Canada

Interviews

Applicants for this course will be required to undertake an interview before an offer of study is made.

“I was able to secure a role as a Junior Animator on the acclaimed LEGO video games series at TT Games, before I even graduated. I wouldn't have been able to do this were it not for the phenomenal guidance and expert tuition I received at the University of Lincoln.”

Thaxnay Kapdee, BA (Hons) Animation graduate

Career Opportunities

This degree aims to equip graduates for careers in animation and computer games artistry, and as 3D artists who work in visual effects, broadcast, commercial production, and visualisation.

Our graduates have secured jobs with leading practitioners across the animation industries including TT Games, Tandem Films, Lupus Films, Double Negative, Cinesite and Framestore CFC. Lincoln graduates have worked on films such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Ethel and Ernest, The Snowman and the Snowdog, The Jungle Book, Man of Steel, Inception, Wonder Woman, and the featurette We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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