Industry standard equipment and software
UWE Bristol has invested £250,000 in industry-standard animation equipment and software. The Escape Studios kit enables students to create computer aided animation like that favoured by Pixar, as well as the more traditional stop frame animation such as that practiced by Aardman in the Wallace and Gromit films.
The studios are designed to facilitate teaching and learning across a wide range of animation practice - from traditional hand-drawn and stop-motion techniques to computer-generated forms, digital compositing and post-production activities.
Support for students
Media, Illustration and Graphic Design students in the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education who have enrolled on an animation pathway module have full access to portable equipment, studio spaces and technical guidance and support, as do all undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled on an animation module.