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Full time | Leeds Arts University | 1 year | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial) Digital Media

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course explores creature design through animal anatomy, worldbuilding, and believability across a range of professional contexts, production methods, and industries.

You will investigate approaches to developing creature designs inspired by existing animals. There is a focus on experimentation to create imaginative creature designs as well as ensuring believability through considering skeletal, muscular and surface anatomies. You will develop creatures and their life cycles, behaviours, relationships with other characters/creatures and interaction with the environment. There may be opportunities for cross-disciplinary influences from science to help inform creature design. Candidates are encouraged to position their work within a professional context to help inform the visual output and production method. There are opportunities for creature designers within entertainment design and beyond, such as paleo reconstruction (visualising prehistoric life) or speculative biology (visualising possible future evolution or life on other planets).

Developing a body of self-negotiated work, you will be supported by a team with diverse research and practical interests within creature design and work closely with visiting industry professionals. You will source briefs, work with clients and apply your contextual and industry informed knowledge and understanding to question what makes a creature design believable. The aim is to create believable creatures that engage with their environment and have a past, present and future.

Specialist Resources

Students are able to access professional standard digital print facilities (including film scanning) by arrangement on one evening per week and on Saturdays during the standard academic year.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course. AWARDED BY: Leeds Arts University

Modules

LAUMACD702 - Research for Professional Context (30 Credits)
LAUMACD704 - Contextualising your Practice (30 Credits)
LAUMACD701 - Creature Anatomy (30 Credits)
LAUMACD705 - Animals Real and Imagined (60 Credits)
LAUMACD703 - Speculative Zoology (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need an undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or; a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification. You will also need: one reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner and a personal statement outlining your intentions for postgraduate study.