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Computer Animation & Visual Effects

Introduction to Drawing for Animation*


Course overview

You develop your visual perception and drawing skills – essential for a productive artist to communicate ideas effectively, quickly and efficiently. You are guided through a range of drawing exercises including figure drawing, environment drawing, sketching layouts, props, and character design, which involve working in traditional and digital studios and at external locations.These exercises develop your observational and imaginative drawing abilities, as well as building on your artistic skills and range of techniques, using traditional and digital tools.

Summer University 2019 has now finished. We will be running a range of short courses as part of Winter University in January 2020. Our Winter University 2020 brochure will be available in November - please register your details here if you would like to receive a brochure when it is available.

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Course details

What you study

Indicative content

  • The theory and principles of drawing

  • Drawing applied to animation

  • Observational and imaginative drawing of figures, settings, objects and props

  • Methods and techniques of traditional drawing; use of different materials and media

  • How you are assessed

    100% in course assessment on a pass/fail basis

    Students will be required to submit a portfolio of development work demonstrating a range of skills required for drawing for Animation production. The work will be completed throughout the module during studio sessions with additional work being completed outside of class item


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00