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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.

A 360 degree image of the Eldon Building courtyard, with lecturers and technicians discussing a filming project, a sunny scene with seating and deck-chairs, trees and granite paving

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.

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This images shows a student being supported by a tutor in the lightbox room
Images shows a room, with animation lgihtboxes, and rostrum camera setups.
A Wacom Cintiq with an artists image on it. The Cintiq is a screen that allows artists to draw directly onto it, with pressure sensitivity

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.

A 360 image of the motion capture facility, with student posing in the middle, in a tight fitting suit, with reflective markers on it

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.

In 2017, we were delighted to get the course accredited by JAMES. This link takes you to their website which has yet to be updated.