BA (Hons) Animation

BA (Hons) Animation

On this course you will learn to animate using different production techniques. This includes stop motion, computer generated and both paper and 2d digital hand drawn techniques. A series of practical projects will cover each animation method and, as you explore each approach, you will learn about:

  • Story and narrative
  • Storyboards and previsualisation
  • Environment and production design
  • Character design and animation
  • Animation pipelines and postproduction processes.

You will consider the use of these techniques in film, TV, and game industries. You will investigate the principles of cinematography and direction, important elements of telling your story as an animation director.

These practical explorations of animation will give you the technical abilities you need to succeed. We will also teach you how to understand an animation brief, pitch an idea and manage your time when working on projects. By the end of the course you will have a showreel of diverse animation work to share with the world.

We will introduce you to the history of animation. You will look at the principles that inform animation methods and production processes. Unpick how animation has developed as technology has evolved. Immerse yourself in the subject and understand animation from more than a practical level.

You will also gain experiences that make you stand out. We give you opportunities to:

  • Work with students from other courses to enrich your learning
  • Complete work placements in industry and learn from visiting professionals
  • Visit international cities to find new inspiration
  • Exhibit your work at our annual degree show, the perfect way to build a professional network.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Portfolio Day

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a portfolio day. On the day, you will show your work with our tutors and share with them your passion for the subject.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will gain the specialist creative and technical skills you need to pursue a career in animation. You will also build skills in communication, project management and problem solving that can lead to a range of other creative and digital roles.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Animator
  • Concept and character designer
  • Film or video editor
  • Games developer
  • Storyboard artist
  • VFX artist

Course Details

Year 1

Design Practice – Digital
Design Research for the Digital Domain
Specialist Project – Digital

Year 2

Digital Design Applications
Specialist Studio Practice: Animation
Professional Portfolio
Collaborative Projects

Year 3

Critical and Contextual Studies: Independent Research Project
Major Project: Animation
Client Project: Animation

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