Norwich, United Kingdom

Digital Animation: Creating a 3D Computer Generated Movie

when 29 June 2019 - 27 July 2019
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 2895

Learning to understand the processes involved in 3D modelling and animation is essential for much of the work that takes place in digital media today. This module aims to introduce students to this exciting area, focussing on the principles and practices involved in digital animation.

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the issues involved in the creation of 3D models and how they are used to create visual images and animations. The module will take a practical and hands-on approach to learning and provide students with a real insight into the professional world of digital animation.

The module will tutor students on the use of Autodesk 3ds Max software and throughout the course of the programme they will learn to develop their own 3D models. Students will understand how 3D models can be modified in a variety of different ways, how to manipulate images, how to apply a range of textures and surfaces, and explore ways of creating effects such as lighting for realism.

Field trips may include:
Visits to exhibitions at London Science Museum and Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers

Course leader

Dr Stephen Laycock

Target group

Students should come equipped with an interest in learning about digital animation. No specific knowledge or experience is required.

Course aim

By the end of the module students will:

- Be able to apply skills in 3D modelling and animation.
- Be able to analyse real world scenarios and proper character modelling solutions.
- Be able to evaluate natural phenomena from an animation perspective and identify transformation methods for specific situations.
- Have gained experience of media design processes.
- Have improved presentation skills.
- Have improved analysis and problem-solving skills.

Credits info

10 EC
Students can gain 10 ECTS/20 UCU credits for this module.
There is also the option to take our Additional Credit module for a further 5 UCU credits.

Fee info

GBP 2895: Earlybird Fee (before 31 March 2019)
Fee includes:
- Airport transfer from London Heathrow to UEA
- Return airport transfer from UEA campus to Heathrow Airport
- Four weeks on-campus private en suite accommodation in a shared flat
- Induction and orientation programme, including welcome brunch, guided tours and a traditional Sunday roast meal
- A range of inclusive social activities
- Finale celebrations with Afternoon Tea
- Assessment and study skills workshops
- Study support drop-in sessions
- Tuition, field trips and tutorials
- Certificate of attendance
- Academic transcript

A £200.00 deposit is required within 2 weeks of an unconditional offer being made in order to secure a place on the programme. Final payment deadline is 29 May 2019.
GBP 3095: Standard Fee (from 1 April 2019)
Our Standard Fee is inclusive of all the same activities and benefits as the Earlybird fee, and the same payment terms apply.


Students currently studying at one of UEA's partner institutions are eligible for a reduced fee of £2,550.