Animation today has very bright career prospect due its wide usage. Students willing to make a career in animation can enroll in MA Animation at the London College of Communication.
LCC has very recently started a new course offering masters degree in animation. It is a full time course of 1 year starting in January. The college has decided to accept proposal based on a portfolio and project proposal.
So far as structure of the course is concerned it will be spread over three stages of 15 weeks each. Academic structure of the course will give space to three projects, two series of lectures and seminars focusing over historical and contextual studies. Students will also have to choose from a number of electives. There is clear segregation of course material between the three stages.
In the first stage students will cover induction, methods of research, a project and one series of historical and contextual studies lecture. In the same vein stage 2 will introduce the students to second series of lectures and seminars over historical and contextual studies, the option of electives and the second project. Third and the last of three stages targets towards bringing out a major project along with a written report. These are meant to be presented in public.
In its course content this new course presents a perfect amalgamation of both the traditional methods and techniques of animation building and present day technology. Students will also reap benefits of the institute’s association with a London based agency Animate Projects.
It will give the students an opportunity to learn from the commissioning and production know-how of the artists over there. Though the program will be taught under the faculty of media, a number of professional experts share their practical knowledge and experience with the students.
The program will cost £4,075 to UK and EU students and £12,700 to international students. But these are meant only for guidance and may even change with time. The course will function under the directorship of Mr Tim Shore.
This new course is definitely yet another feather under the cap of London College of Communication.