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Animation Studios

We have dedicated filming spaces for stop motion model photography, equipped with professional lighting rigs, and DMX systems that allow integration with DragonFrame capture software.

Students have access to a range of equipment including DSLR cameras and lenses, tripods, blue and green screen setups and rigging equipment, a facial performance capture system, as well as model making tools and materials. In addition to the Digital Print Studio resources,  which cover 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl and fabric printing, Animation also has its own 3D printers.

2D animation is covered by large format Cintiq drawing tablets, lightboxes, rostrum and flatbed image capture systems, as well as a multi-plane rig.Animation students benefit from a dedicated suite of workstation computers running many industry standard applications including Toonboom Harmony and Storyboard Pro, Autodesk apps including Maya and Mudbox, Adobe CC Suite, Z-Brush and Substance Suite.

In addition to this, there are also smaller suites for Cintiq work, image capture and post production. Our facility also includes a dedicated sound recording studio.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • Stop motion filming booths; Permanent lighting rigs; Portable lighting rigs; DSLR Cameras and Lenses; Professional tripods; Modular animation tables; Magic Arms; Bluescreen rigs; Greenscreen rigs; Multiplane rig; PC workstations; Cintiq HD tablets; A3 flatbed scanners; Rostrum cameras; Edit and Line Testing Suites; Sound recording suite; Phantom Omni haptic arm; Lightboxes; Model making equipment; Mould oven; Robo R2; Wanhao Duplicator 7;


The studios are open 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm (Weekdays).

There is a prerequisite for students to attend a technical induction prior to permission being granted to use these resources.

Please note that this facility is used for scheduled teaching activities. The space may not be available for open access during these sessions.

Where possible and with prior arrangement, staff will work flexibly during the working day to accommodate specific support requirements which do not fit into the specified timetable.


The Animation Studios can be found in 002, 002A, 002B, 002C, 003A, 003B, 003C, 015, 021, 022, 023, 024, 056, 056A, 109 , 110 and 111 of the Victoria Building

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