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Studying Animation at the Skillset Media Academy Wales
Animation from Skillset Media Academy Wales, University of Glamorgan
Seeing her work on television is a high point for Tania Vincent who is working as an animator since graduating from the Skillset Media Academy Wales last year.
Tania, 23, took a degree in computer animation at the University of Glamorgan, and is now working for television production company TTanimation.
It was her childhood dream to be an animator, and now she sees her work on the children’s programme What’s Your News?, which is currently shown on Nickelodeon in the UK, Canada and Australia.
“I’ve wanted to be an animator since I was about five so I was determined to go somewhere that would help me, as I’d heard horror stories of courses that didn’t teach you much,” she says.
She went to an open day at Glamorgan: “Everyone there seemed to share my enthusiasm and when I went into a class which was watching the Muppets to understand simplicity in movement I was hooked.”
She learnt how important this enthusiasm was going to be.
Animation is the type of discipline that doesn’t end once your class has. You have to read about it, do it and love it in your spare time as well.
Drawing was an important technical skill she learned: “We had life drawing lessons once a week which made such a huge difference. Being able to thumbnail out your animation before you start saves so much time later on.”
Glamorgan had a policy that students worked from 9am to 4pm daily, which prepared Tania for the routine of work.
“I was also introduced to a number of software packages, and being made to collaborate on other people’s work really prepares you, and forces you to take on a different style and makes the deadline more urgent.”
Tania was aware of Glamorgan’s reputation, but not of its Skillset accreditation: “Once I had started the course and learnt a little more about it I could understand why it had received [it]. I think the Skillset accreditation is definitely a way for students to identify which universities will be most beneficial.”