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BA (Hons) Animation course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your BA (Hons) Animation studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Read on to find out more.

Suggested reading

You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.

In the meantime, there are a some suggested texts you might like to read, if you can, before starting your degree. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library, or access online, we suggest:

  • Bordwell, Thompson (2019) Film Art. McGraw
  • Williams, R (2001) The Animators Survival Kit. Faber & Faber Publishing

Suggested materials

Essential equipment
Optional equipment

Useful websites

Over the summer months you can prepare for your studies by familiarising yourself with these online resources.

ScreenSkills Animation World Network onedotzero BFI National Film Board of Canada

Things to do over summer