Bring characters and stories to life. Can you push the boundaries of animation? Based in the heart of London's creative district and with excellent industry links, our BA Honours Animation degree explores the interplay between movement and narrative. You will examine how the two elements flow together to engage the audience and create a compelling story. With opportunities for mentorships with top industry players, let our experts sharpen your natural talent and turn passion into profession.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Animation

Degree Duration

3 Years


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Degree Overview

The UK’s animation industry is a global success story. In a world where visual communication is the norm, animators are in high demand whether in TV, film, gaming, corporate films, advertising or the media.

Through studying this exciting animation degree course, you will acquire the technical skills, insight and platform to apply your creative talent to a successful career in character animation. You will think on your feet, respond to live and self-initiated briefs, and utilise a mix of practice and theory-based learning, including: seminars, workshops, industry masterclasses, individual tutorials and self-directed study.

You will explore a range of character animation techniques, including the fundamentals, body mechanics and performance. You will also adopt digital development skills in asset and rigging creation, together with storytelling techniques,

life drawing, physical prototyping, research and idea development, communication and presentation. You will also examine the medium using industry-standard software, including Maya and the Adobe Suite.

Working in a creative environment, you will work collaboratively with other students to tackle creative briefs and bring ideas to life. You will be welcomed into a supportive community comprising industry experts and graduate mentors in a dynamic, creative hub.

During this three-year animation course in London, you will acquire the technical skills and insight to succeed in a career in animation. You will be granted access to industry-quality software and produce an assessed portfolio of work, so you’re ready to enter the professional world of animation with confidence and know-how.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Learn within one of the top academic institutions in London, UK

First-class teaching from experienced staff and industry experts

Opportunities to collaborate on live briefs within industry