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Animation and VFX at Norwich

We are looking forward to welcoming you onto the course in September and working with you. This is your Welcome Pack which tells you a little bit more about how to prepare and what to expect when you are here.

Welcome Week starts on Monday 25 September and this is when we will meet you on campus and introduce you to our buildings and facilities. You will meet the staff team and other students on your course and take part in some introductory activities designed so you can get to know each other and remain safe on campus. You will also attend talks about the services and facilities the University offers.

The first taught day of your course is the Monday 2 October.

Key on campus teaching days will include Monday, Wednesday AM and Thursday or Friday each week. The rest of the week will usually be independent study time for you to research and develop your projects. Individual timetables will be given at the start of the course.

In addition to sessions on campus, there will also be digital teaching sessions such as lectures, workshops and tutorials too. You will be introduced to all these elements so don’t worry about any of this now.

On independent study days, and days where digital teaching is scheduled, you will be able to access the campus to continue your work as needed, or you can elect to work remotely. We will help you plan your time.

You will see that we’ve included some suggestions of things you might like to read, watch and do before you arrive, so please read through the pack carefully.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Things to watch, read and do before you start


A Love Letter to Animation, an article by Aardman director and
multimedia artist Gavin Strange.
A good read on the making of Space Jam, a history lesson in pioneering VFX and animation processes.


The Bézier Game is a light and fun introduction to bezier curves which builds transferable skills across multiple softwares for both design and animation.


A great introduction to Animation Theory by talented animator Alex Grigg