This programme is oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice and is intended to provide the students with the key skills required to develop both practical and theoretical proficiency in any specialist area of 3D animation. It aims to address the demand for visual designers with the creative vision and technical skills, needed to support core design skill sets that exploit the animation and visualisation processes.Working in a predominately digital environment, you will explore the relationships between the use of video and animation materials within digital video, multimedia and web publishing. This allows for the experimentation with interactive media types and techniques in order to enhance understanding, learning and product conceptualisation.
The course assumes no prior knowledge of 3D design which will enable students from other disciplines to take this opportunity to add specialist 3D expertise in three dimensional modelling and animation, digital video production and digital media integration techniques to their existing skill set. Students will gain knowledge and experience of the different production phases of a digital media project. Pre production skills such as planning, storyboarding and developing conceptualisation skills, production skills in 3D modelling, animation, lighting and rendering using advanced 3D applications such as 3DS Max and Maya, post production skills in video editing, integration of 2D and 3D visuals and DVD production will all be covered.
Modules: Digital Media Technology and Development, Video and Motion Graphic, Digital Media Publishing and Commercialisation, Digital Portfolio Production Techniques, Research and Project Methods, Project/Dissertation
Modules are assessed by both examination and coursework (sometimes known as continual assessment) depending on the requirements of individual modules.
Advanced skills in 3D are an obvious requirement to prepare students for the fields of animation, architecture, product design, industrial design, and package design as well as any design field where 3D plays an important role in the profession. However, 3D is becoming increasingly important for students pursuing advertising design, communication design, graphic design, book design, typographic design, illustration and website design.
Students who have accepted a postgraduate place on this course can apply directly to the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a loan to cover up to £3,400 towards their tuition fees. The application form will be available to download from the SAAS website (www.saas.gov.uk) from April 2012.
For information about our scholarships, please visit: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/scholarships/