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Moving Image – Bath Spa University

Explore and create digital worlds in augmented and virtual reality, animation and computer modelling.

Use high-end computers to edit video, create motion graphics, animate and produce digital art in 2D and 3D. Our two large Wacom Cintiq drawing screens can be used to create work in Adobe software such as digital painting in Photoshop, illustration in Illustrator or creating keyframe animation.

There are also a number of lighting animation rostrums for traditional stop motion animation, and each setup is in a light controlled space so that external daylight does not affect the look of the work.

Each of the computers has the latest version of the Adobe software available to use, including applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Animate. We also have a selection of other supporting software for animation and moving image.

Students have access to VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) setups including software for creating 3D content such as Maya, Blender and software for creating interactive elements such as Unity. You'll also be able to create other forms of immersive environments using things like projection mapping and lighting.

Asset store

Alongside the workshop, students also have access to the asset store (SISO) containing hardware and equipment that will help them create and display their work while at Bath Spa. There is equipment available for making such as 4K Black Magic Production cameras, DSLRS and sound recording equipment. We have equipment for displaying work such as projectors, televisions, and sound systems.

As a Bath Spa student of any course, once you’ve booked and attended your safety induction, you can use any of our workshop facilities.

We work closely with your course tutors to ensure that you’re inducted to the workshops that are relevant to your course, and this process is ongoing and flexible – you’re encouraged to attend refresher inductions as needed so that you’re always working safely with the wealth of techniques, facilities and technical support available.

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