Advice for our digital animation applicants
This information is for applicants to our Digital Animation programme, which comprises the following courses:
- BA(Hons) 2D Digital Animation
- BA(Hons) 3D Games Art & Design
- BA(Hons) 3D Animation and Visual Effects
- BA(Hons) Comics and Concept Art
Applicants who are projected to meet the entry requirements described on the relevant course page will be invited to provide a digital portfolio online. If you have shown what we are looking for in an applicant, you will then be invited to a face-to-face interview on campus.
What we look for in an applicant
Here are some tips, advice and suggestions as to what makes a strong candidate for a place on our digital animation programme. Very few applicants will have all the below requirements, but try to show evidence of as many as you can, that are relevant to your chosen degree. We receive over 1000 applications a year for our programme and we have 100 places. The competition is extremely tough. Do everything you can to stand out.
This year you will need to show an online portfolio. We recommend using ArtStation which is a free portfolio site used by the animation industry. You’ll need a page on this site to gain a job when you graduate, so you might as well get used to using it now! Make sure you use your name on the page so we can identify your work. Make sure you have the link to your portfolio ready on the interview day.
Course specific advice
We've grouped together specific advice for our courses below. Some courses, like comics and concept art, have tips and advice in more than one section. Take the time to check you have read all of the advice relevant to your chosen degree. Make sure you’ve also read about the skills we look for which are applicable to all our degrees – especially life drawing and design skills.
Ready to apply?
The information below will help you to improve your knowledge of the industry, create a powerful portfolio and feel confident during the interview process. Please take the time to read each section.
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