BA in Animation

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Level 7 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From 12,000 € / year

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Our Associate Bachelor’s Degree in Animation is available full-time over a three-year period and is taught on the Pulse College campus. The course will introduce you to valuable professional workflows and teach you everything from animation basics, 2D animation techniques, to full 3D modeling.

  • Students will gain experience in all the fundamentals of animation, from 2D animation techniques to 3D modeling, storyboards, comics, and sequential art.
  • They will receive hands-on training from professionals with extensive experience in the animation industry.
  • The practical nature of the course, including the development of an industry standard portfolio, will prepare students for work in the animation industry .
  • Small class sizes ensure they receive the personalized attention needed to hone their technical and creative skills.
  • Pulse College will put you on the right track to achieve your professional and academic goals, whether you want to be animators, game character designers, Concept artists or visual effects animators.

Career progression

Through your bachelor’s degree in animation, you will have gained valuable design experience, built a solid foundation of creative skills, and covered a wide range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates, including:

  • 3D Production Artist
  • 3D Light Wizard
  • Graphic designer
  • 3d modeler
  • Animator
  • Videogame designer
  • Flash Animator
  • Game Character Designer
  • Concept artist
  • Visual Effects Animator

Program structure

  • 2D digital images 1
  • Principles and history of animation
  • Drawing of life
  • Storyboarding and layout
  • 3D Modeling 1 (Characters and environments)
  • Rigging and 3D animation
  • Texturing and unwrapping
  • Visual culture and theory 1
  • 2D digital images 2
  • Narrative and narration
  • Life drawing for animation
  • 3D Modeling 2 (Characters and video games)
  • Advanced 3D rigging and animation
  • Special effects, composition and motion graphics
  • Sequential art design and production (comic art and production)
  • Visual culture and theory 2
  • Final project
  • Sculpture and 3D modeling
  • Video game tools and environments
  • Audio production
  • Entrepreneurship (marketing for companies)

Admission requirements

  • Applicants will require a bachelor’s degree officially translated into English.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • If English is not your mother tongue, you must show that your level of English is at an adequate level, that is, a minimum of 6.0 IELTS or equivalent.

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