JSSU14 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Animation and Visual Effects
This is a 4-year programme offered by the School of Arts and Social Sciences. In this programme, students will learn and apply the arts and crafts of animation, motion graphics and digital visual effects with a view to preparing themselves for advanced work in animation and other related fields. Facilities include a drawing studio, two new animation computer laboratories and one animation studio. Students in this programme will also share access to other facilities, such as the film editing lab and sound studios.
Aims and Objectives
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:
(a) Apply knowledge and skills professionally showing a thorough understanding of the works of animation and digital visual effects;
(b) Critically analyze and evaluate the global development of animation and digital visual effects;
(c) Create, design and produce original works of animation and digital visual effects with creative imagination, and professional quality;
(d) Master the techniques and skills for artistic creation in animation and digital visual effects to a level of sophistication.
Students in this program will receive an in-depth education and holistic training in both creative cultivation and technical mastery of the arts in animation and digital visual effects. Key areas of study and training are:
(1) Art History, Theory and Aesthetics, Drawing Skills;
(2) Creative Design, Cinematic, and Storytelling Skills;
(3) Animation Production; and
(4) Digital visual effects.
During the four years of study, students will need to complete 160 credits of courses, including purposely-designed General Education course, English Language Enhancement course, and required and elective major courses.
The major courses in the first two years of study cover a wide variety of subject areas in aesthetics, arts, drawing, storytelling and media production. In the upper years, students will integrate theories and practices with productions and advanced projects
Career and Further Studies
The graduates of this programme will have a broad range of employment opportunities in many creative arts fields, such as film, TV, post-production houses, publishing, advertising, art education, game and web design.
Opportunities for postgraduate studies in animation arts and related fields are available in Hong Kong and abroad.
Graduates are eligible to apply for professional membership of the Hong Kong Animation Filmmaker Society, Association of Motion Picture Post Production Professionals, the Hong Kong Society of Illustrators, ACM SIGGRARH (Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics) and other professional bodies.