MSN Travel Guide rates it as the Best University City in the UK.
Based in the North-west of UK and not far from the North Sea is the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Why the strange name? Well, simply because is located on the estuary of river Tyne. Located close to the Arctic circle, it is cold by most Indian standards with temperatures ranging around 1.50 C to 180 C. It has seen better days with trade in wool and coal being the main industries in addition to shipbuilding and repairs. The industries may have all but disappeared but the city and its history remain.
Today it is known as a centre of Education what with the University of Northumbria located here. A former polytechnic, it was established as one of the new universities in 1992 and is a member of the University Alliance.
And yes, it hosts the world’s most popular half marathon, the Great North Run, since it began in 1981!
On the subject of education, the University of Northumbria would be of utmost interest to all those aspiring for a career in animation and special effects. Its annual B.Sc. in Animation, also called “Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons)” (UCAS code G450 BSC/CADSFX), is quite famous with its alumni being represented in companies such as HBO’s Game of Thrones.
The University’s website mentions its success in placement as follows
“Our graduates have found positions in companies including Double Negative, Leopard Productions, Lime Studios, FPP, Eutechnyx, Unreal Effects, and many are self-employed and operating as successful freelancers in the industry. Due to the evolving nature of the technology and its creative application, there are an increasing number of specialised application areas that graduates can enter, which are reflected in the Government’s skill shortage list. They include: 2D supervisor; 3D supervisor; software developer; shader writer and stereo artist animator; compositing artist; computer graphics supervisor; matte painter; modeller; producer; production manager; rigger; systems engineer; technical director; texture artist; and visual effects supervisor. In addition, given the wide skill base students acquire during their degree, graduates can also find employment in the broadcast industry, computer games industries, marketing, new media and web design”
Its B.Sc. in Animation has the following features:
– 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich with one year internship even in a foreign country!
– Best infrastructure in terms of equipments , training and staff. The latter has adequate industry experience
– This B.Sc. in Animation is best suited for those interested in creating 2D/3D animation and graphics for multimedia, web, television, cinema and gaming.
– This university is best suited for international students as it already caters to students from more than 100 countries
– Year-long internship sees to it that the students can show their skills in real-time to real employers
– The venue offers staying facility
– Newcastle upon Tyne is the cheapest city in the surrounding area.
As regards its admission criterion, the following are some of the points:
– A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5, and
– Pearson Academic score of 54 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.
We at College of Visual Effects,Design & Art, Pune India encourage you to do the B Sc. in Animation from a good instate like the one above. As regards a B.Sc. in Animation in India, VEDA too conducts the same every academic year. Our course is affiliated to the Yashwantrao University which is a recognized university under UGC. Our facility and placement assistance too is second to none. For more information, do visit us our B.Sc. in animation course page