What is animation?
Animation is a series of still images played back to back to create an illusion of movement.
What animation techniques do you teach in your department?
Due to today’s wide demand of animation in different media, we seem necessary to teach traditional and modern techniques such as:
Cell / Traditional 2D Animation: This technique also known as traditional or 2D animation because it is drawn on paper and transferred to digital software in a 2 dimensional digital image. Nowadays, instead of paper drawings the animations can be digitally drawn and colored by using computer. However, the basic principles of animation in this method is frame by frame animation.
Cut-out animation: The technique of moving parts of characters and objects separately is known as Cut-out animation. This type of animation can adapt to different aesthetic styles such as traditional 2D animation shown in many television series.
Stop Motion: This technique is also called puppet animation. In this technique, the desired subject is photographed one after the other with slight changes in each frame.
Rotoscope: This method of animation is since the early years of animation. It is produced by drawing on the image of the actors.
3D Animation: All objects, spaces and effects are fully computerized in mathematically defined 3D coordinate system. In addition to hyperrealist images, a stylized aesthetic can be created in this method of animation. This technique is preferred in special effects and simulations, texturing, rigging skeleton and so on. And each stage is separate.
Procedural Animation: Modeling, rendering, or animations are created with a script. This method is used extensively in video games and visual effects. The animation production process is automated. To make procedural animation it requires both software and artistic skills. However the visual composition, understanding of time-based media and the ability to create and design is important in this animation.
What are the job opportunities in the animation industry?
A graduated student can work as:
- Animation producer
- Animation Director
- Character Animator
- Concept Designer
- Layout Designer
- Character Designer
- Storyboard artist
- Game Designer
- 3D modeler
- Rig specialist
- Visual effects specialist (motion track & capture artist – 3d modeler – animator-compositing artist…)
- Developer (for interactive and procedural animations)
- Stereographic 3D specialist
For a wide range of productions. Some of these are:
Advertising, promotion, music, animation movies, real-time movies (as visual effects or anime characters), digital games, interactive media, technical simulations, educational videos, architectural and project visualizations, dance and performance arts, installations.
Why should I choose the Department of Cartoon and Animation at Yaşar University?
We are fully prepared for the sector in every aspect. The students of our department are equipped with the most up-to-date technology. We count with:
– Traditional animation laboratory and Light boxes
– Computer laboratory
– Wacom Cintiq tablets
– Professional cameras (video and photography)
– Two green screen studios
– Render farm
– Sound recording studio
– Virtual reality laboratory
– Drawing studio
In addition, activities such as workshops organized by professionals, visits to animation and game studios, seminars and participation in animation festivals are organized.
Do I need drawing skills to enter your department?
Our department has removed the Special Talent Exam and started accepting students with the Central Placement Exam Verbal Score Type (Merkezi Yerleştirme Sınavı Sözel). Drawing abilities are not required as an entrance to our department. Students who have an interest and desire in drawing will achieve success quickly as a result of the education provided by our educators.
I don’t know three-dimensional drawing programs, is that a problem?
Once accepted into our department, our faculty members will be on your side to guide you. Therefore, you do not need any technical knowledge.
What are the entry requirements?
- High school / secondary education (or higher)
- The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
(Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.)
- You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
- English: TOEFL IBT 78, CAE Grade B or above, Yasar University FLAT exam 65%.
- Turkish: TÖMER Level C1, Yunus Emre Institute Turkish Proficiency Exam 71, Yasar University Turkish FLAT Examination : 65.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.