BA (Hons) Animation
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|Exam Body||APU Malaysia Degree|
|Course Duration||3 Years (6 Semesters)|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Fees (International Student)||RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)|
|Faculty||School of Media, Arts & Design|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Bachelor's Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Business Management & Administration|
“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 specialize in modeling, animating and compositing based applications in the creation of character film-making.
The programme focuses on the 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.
You’ll be involved 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.
This programme is specifically designed to provide:
DEGREE LEVEL 1
Year 1 focuses on many aspects of the fundament in animation and design skillset in the creative industry, especially in the animation field. You will explore thoroughly on different animation techniques ranging from 2D traditional to CG animation.
DEGREE LEVEL 2
Year 2 involves the development of animated content in greater depth, that emphasis on critical & analytical thinking skills and problem-solving skills. This including character creation, character performance, motion design, rigging, effects and simulation. You will also gain the industry experience through industrial training towards the end of the second year.
INTERNSHIP (12 weeks)
Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 12 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 and 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.
MQA Compulsory Subjects*
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)
Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree
Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree
Note: Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognized by the Senate / institution.
Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.
Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.
Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.
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).
02 Jun 2020 / 10 Nov 2020
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.