This course is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and understanding of animation production, 3D-animation systems and related technologies. During your time with us, you will have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice by collaborating on projects with other MA students studying across related disciplines.
• Study at our MediaCityUK campus in state-of-the-art facilities
• Combine elective modules to suit your specialism
• Benefit from the expertise of industry practitioners who are directly involved in course delivery.
Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/media-production-animation
If you’re a graduate or professional with animation experience, the course will equip you with a deeper understanding of animation technology and the production process.
On successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of creative and technical skills in your chosen specialism of media production.
The teaching of this course is comprised of seminars, workshops in storytelling and production practice, study of broadcast and editorial guidelines, independent research, collaborative project work and film screenings.
The aim is to support your learning with an effective blend of theory and creative practice and to encourage ownership of your learning through self-directed projects.
• Creative Development Projects
• Media Theory and Practice
• Collaborative Projects
• Advanced Production Practices
• Major Project: Practice Research Project
• Major Project: Dissertation
The vocational nature of the course lends itself to coursework assessment. This typically includes the design and production of animation or graphic products requiring technical and creative skills. Technical reports and case studies form the assessment of underpinning modules. Methods of assessment depend on the module and elective pathway you are taking.
• Creative projects portfolios and productions
• Live briefs
• Critical reflections
Each module has its own assessment package and this is structured appropriately to reflect the module content. Practical-based modules are assessed by project and a reflective critical evaluation.
Graduates from the programme have gone on to work in animation production at companies including Framestore, London, and Weearemi, Manchester. The programme has strong links with industry leaders, including the BBC, ITV, and regional and national media companies.
How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying
For direct entry to the MA Animation, your first degree must include an appropriate amount of media production, technology and design.You should have a 2:1 honours degree or appropriate industry experience. IELTS English Language competence of a qualification of 6.5 or better has to be demonstrated by applicants who are not native English speakers.