The Digital Animation BA course at Bath Spa University equips students with a deep understanding of the structure, narrative, film language, and sound in digital animation.
Digital Animation at Bath combines new technologies within creative tasks centred around the widening options for viewing and experiencing animation. The course grounds students at the start with tasks using traditional methods of making movements alongside new technologies to mirror approaches.
The teaching is from a mix of core staff and local and wider professionals. Students encounter the principles of animation from multiple perspectives. Experimental and narrative forms are encouraged, and filmmaking and considerations such as structure, narrative, film language and the creative use of sound are emphasised.
The scope for digital animation has exploded in recent years, with the continuing development and popularity of 2D and 3D computer games, animated film, mobile apps, science visualisation, public art and virtual reality. As 3D viewing and augmented reality technology continues to develop, animation professionals will need to be adaptable and resilient to emerging trends and changes in this fluid, futuristic landscape.
Digital Animation aims to prepare you for a professional career in animation, by exposing you to a range of contexts and skills that will equip you to work in a range of industries.
By analysing the latest technologies and approaches to animation, you'll look to the future of film-making and moving image viewer consumption in a city and wider location, that prides itself on being a creative technology and entrepreneurial hub.
Top image: Still of the Tabby by second-year student Emma George