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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Animation

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia

Intake:
23 Nov 2021

  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME


Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE

 


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM• A Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects.
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC.
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• A Pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.00.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
RELATED DIPLOMA

• A Diploma in Design & Media or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal interview or submitting a relevant portfolio.

PORTFOLIONote: All applicants will be individually assessed via a portfolio, interview including drawing.

Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognised by the Senate / institution.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Solid animation and design fundamentals, strong technical skills, critical, analytical thinking skills and good communication skills with the aim to produce qualified graduates.

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Year 1 focuses on many aspects of the fundamentals in animation and design skillsets in the creative industry, especially in the animation field. You will explore thoroughly on different animation techniques ranging from 2D traditional to CG animation.

COMMON MODULES

  • Illustration for Concept Art
  • 3D Pipeline
  • Creative Project

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Animation Principles
  • Digital 2D Animation
  • Digital 3D Animation
  • Digital Illustration
  • Motion Graphics

DEGREE LEVEL 2

Year 2 involves the development of animated content in greater depth, that emphasise on critical and analytical thinking skills and problem-solving skills. This includes character creation, character performance, motion design, rigging, effects and simulation. You will also gain production experience through industrial training towards the end of the second year.

COMMON MODULES

  • From Script to Screen
  • Digital Film Production
  • Effects & Simulation
  • Rigging for Animation
  • Visual Culture

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Film Shorts & Stings: Proposal
  • Film Shorts & Stings: Production
  • Character Creation
  • Facial Animation & Lip-synching
  • Character Animation

INTERNSHIP (16 WEEKS)

Students will undertake a short Internship/ Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

In Year 3, you will be specialised in your area of interest to produce a series of animation project which showcases your significant talent and ability to work in a team. Emphasis is placed on professional practice in preparation for graduation and greater employment prospect through animation.

COMMON MODULES

  • Sound Design
  • Animation Techniques for Games
  • Research Project Report
  • Design Futures
  • Exhibition Design

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Animation Project :Proposal
  • Animation Project :Production
  • Team Animation Project : Proposal
  • Team Animation Project : Production

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)


“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.” - Walt Disney

Animation is one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide. It has been a huge technological development in the last decade, from traditional 2D hand-drawn to digital 3D animation. In today’s digital world, the application of animation isn’t simply restricted to films. It facilitates exciting career opportunities in various sectors like Advertising, Print media, TV production and Gaming.

This programme aims to:

  • Develop you as a creative animator. The animation route offers the opportunity to specialise in modelling, animating and compositing based applications in the creation of character filmmaking.
  • Focus on many aspects of the fundamental animation processes and design skillsets in the creative industry, while exploring on different animation techniques ranging from 2D traditional to CG animation.
  • Involving you in the development of animated content, with emphasis on critical, analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • You will also gain production experience through industrial training as emphasis is placed on professional practice for greater employment prospects through animation.


STUDENT PORTFOLIOS

"Sister" - Short Animation Film by Sharon Ng, Waad Al Alawi & Elaine Wong

"Layla" - Short Animation Film by Waad Sayed Hameed Al Alawi

"Cup of Joe" - Short Animation Film by Yee Sook May


CINTIQ DRAWING STUDIO


CAREER OPTIONS

  • 2D Animator
  • 3D Animator
  • Concept Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • 3D Modeller
  • Production Designer
  • Look Development Artist
  • Set Designer
  • 2D Rigging Artist
  • 3D Technical Artist
  • Visual Effect Artist
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Compositor
  • Video Editor
  • Script Writer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Animation Director
  • Producer


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 26,000
Year 2: RM 27,500
Year 3: RM 28,300
Total: RM 81,800

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,240)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,520)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,570)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,330)

Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.


(N/213/6/0343)(07/24)(MQA/PA11863)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.