The B.A. (Hons) Animation course has access to resources throughout the faculty. Classes are taught chiefly within the Eldon Building, much of which has undergone an extensive program of refurbishment with a large investment in technology and infrastructure (continuing). Each area has been designed to offer a flexible blend of teaching and working environments with adjoining formal and informal computer
areas and wireless network throughout; this includes the development of a Animation Lightbox Room with 3 Rostrum setups incorporating Dragonframe for capture and animation with an addition of overflow area with more lightboxes and a Rostrum setup off of the main computer area which is often open till midnight.
In addition, other facilities throughout the building are available for students to access, with well over 400 computers (PC workstations & Mac's) and all the main 2D/3D animation software (Maya, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop,Toonboom, Flash), and innumerable copies of other core software packages. Our main computer facility has technical support during normal working hours from staff who have creative practice backgrounds, as well as some support from 5 to midnight. Some equipment can be borrowed from here, standard and large format printing is also available.
Within the Eldon Building and area there are multiple physical facilities, including a Motion Capture studio, Wacom Cintiq Suite [40 Cintiq's available to students, 40 Intuos tablets for loan], TV studios, Computer Games Labs, Music studios as well as a VR research lab, which is used to house much of our emerging technologies.
The Eldon Building has recently been extended with an additional wing, which amongst other things has a 80 seat screening room and new 200 seat lecture theatre.