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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Animation


Duration:
3 Years
(6 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
17 Nov 2022

  

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 (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent.


• A pass in DKM / DLKM / DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 subjected to HEP Senate/ Academic Board’s approval.

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 : 5.5
• TOEFL IBT : 46
• Pearson (PTE) : 51
• 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. .

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
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Illustration

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
  • Innovation Process

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
  • Venture Creation

SPECIALISED MODULES

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

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • 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.
     

COLLABORATIVE INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS

APU is recognised as the First Toon Boom Centre of Excellence (COE) in Malaysia! The Toon Boom Centre of Excellence program recognises key academic institutions that are contributing, at an exceptional level, to the teaching of the latest industry techniques and technology in storyboarding and animation. Under the COE Certification, our students are entitled to various privileges such as Free Desktop Subscription of the award-winning software and granted full assess to Toon Boom Learning Resources.


STUDENT PORTFOLIOS

Animation Showreel 2022

Ninja Omali by Lina Elbarawy, Elvis Wairia & Ayesha Nabila - SoMAD

Peegoo Pigeon by Adrian Au Tak Fung


Burn-out by Gyeth John Ojur Dennis



Animation Showreel 2021


"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.

     

  • Exhibition Design