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Design and animate to industry standard

Location: Eldon Building

Professional animators, illustrators, designers, and artists use graphics tablets to create many of the designs, characters, and images we see every day. From billboards, character design, landscapes, and animation, graphics tablets are one of the key tools for today's visual creatives.

Our Wacom Studio is a specialised 20-seat PC studio, with Wacom Cintiq graphics tablets available for creative drawing input directly to the computers. These can be used for digital illustration, image editing, 3D animation, digital sculpting, and page layout design.

The Studio is primarily used by students on our Animation, Illustration, and Computer Games Art courses, but students from other areas of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are also welcome.

Student using Wacom Animation and Illustration Tablets

Equipment and amenities

  • 20 Wacom Cintiq tablets — integrated PC with interactive screen to replicate drawing on paper or canvas, installed with software including Adobe Creative Cloud, Toonboom, and TVPaint
  • 30 Wacom Intuos tablets for daytime loan — smaller, 'plug and play' drawing tablets that can be connected to any computer via USB

Related facilities

CCI Open Access Suite

Our open-plan space includes PCs and Macs equipped with Adobe Creative Suite and other professional software.

CCI Facilities; June 2019
Explore Suite

Virtual Reality Lab

Our VR lab boasts the latest immersive and interactive technologies used by the ever-evolving VR industry.

Student wearing a VR headset as the CCIXR centre
Explore VR Lab

Motion Capture Studio

Learn how to use the same professional motion capture equipment used in the VR, game design, and film industries.

Images capturing CCIXR facility
Explore Studio

Where to find us

Wacom Studio 
Eldon Building
Winston Churchill Avenue