The world of animation has diversified from film, TV, games and entertainment sectors to many other industries. Digital animation is used for advanced training, simulation and planning programmes, medical diagnosis, interactive learning and architectural virtual walkthrough. Increasingly works from advanced countries are being outsourced to countries like Malaysia.
The ever growing animation industry has made headway into markets represented by the various fields of research such as behavioral analysis, architectural visualisation, and now, even in digital filmmaking. These are among the areas covered in the design practice.
The BA (Hons) in Animation explores the fundamental aspects of animation using contemporary approaches. This course will equip the graduates with the fundamentals and principles of classical animation, which will serve as a solid foundation for every type, kind and style of animation. They will learn of the history, style and culture of animation as well as the scriptwriting, narrative and storytelling skills required throughout an industry production pipeline. Students will also explore digital animation techniques using 3D and vector-graphics software, video and special effects techniques for creating stunning visuals for their animated projects and the necessary writing skills for the research and development of animation.
The outline of the programme concentrates on all stages of the production process similar to the workflow practiced by professionals from related industries. Students will undergo a series of hands-on professional training to develop their skills in an industry-based learning system.
- Pass STPM/A Levels with minimum 2 principals; OR
- Pass Foundation / Pre-university / Matriculation programme in related field; OR
- Pass Diploma in related field; OR
- Any other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government
- Students with a recognized Diploma in related field will be given advanced standing into the Degree programme.