What we look for:
- Generally applicants who demonstrate subject interest, imagination, openness, a sense of enquiry.
- A record of how the applicant thinks and sees the world, personality and interpretation.
- Evidence of good observational skills, commitment and resourcefulness.
- Ability and understanding in visual research.
We look at:
- Online portfolio submissions of around 20 frames. This should include at least 5 research and development/sketchbook pages, 5 observational pieces, a record of process and development through to finished work.
- Portfolio, which should average 20 pages.This should extend the online selection demonstrating creative process and include sketchbooks, notes, collections, moving image/animation/films (but not essential) saved as dvd,
- Links to websites/blogs, how the applicant shares their work
- Personal work that has been produced outside of course requirements
Its not necessary to have animated films at interview, but show narrative and timebased ideas using storyboards or visual sequences
For both Illustration and Animation we are looking for the same characteristics; commitment, imagination, enquiry, resourcefulness, the whole process from ideas and observation to final outcomes. So don’t just include finished work, tell the whole story, get a second opinion on the content and pacing, include as much observational drawing work as you can along with sketch and note books.