You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, and Studio practices. Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Studio practices focus on developing subject specific skills that is applied to individual and group project work. A range of tutor-directed tasks and further reading will serve to structure your independent study and prepare you to undertake the major project that is to be assessed.
Structured individual tutorial support will be available to all students in order to provide feedback on the set tasks and to assist with planning and organisation of the main project. In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.
You have an opportunity to undertake a semester long placement in the second year of the course, supervised for agreed projects by a work-based mentor and a University tutor. You use industry-standard design software and have access to computer suits as well as animation studios facilities throughout the course. In addition to this specialist hardware such as lightboxes, Wacom tablets and cameras are available to you through the stores and our in house booking system.