Course overview

  • Starts: Sept 2024
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: WQ20
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £17,000

Ideal for... creatives ready to push their animation skills and connections through theory and practice-based learning

Elevate your storytelling through animation.

If you want a course which revolves around storytelling and encourages your artistic communication skills, then this course could be for you. This BA honours animation course will nurture your natural creative talent as you learn to define meaning and purpose through the development of your ideas. Learn character animation techniques and pre-production workflows including character design, visual development, layout design and storyboarding.

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showcase of animation students work at degree show

Why study this course?

  1. Excellent location with a host of animation studios on the doorstep

  2. Connect with industry players and learn from them through mentoring opportunities

  3. Collaborate on live briefs within industry

  4. Acquire the technical skills to apply your creative talent to a successful career in character animation

  5. Work collaboratively with other students to tackle creative briefs and bring ideas to life through storytelling.

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.

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.


Key study topics

The BA (Hons) Animation degree uses a blend of practice and theory-based learning. You will be introduced to a range of animation practices. These include: conceptualisation, digital development skills, asset creation, character animation techniques, scripting, storytelling techniques and life drawing. It also includes physical prototyping, communication and presentation, research and idea development.

Key topics:

  • Animation fundamentals
  • Acting performance
  • Visual narrative
  • Body mechanics
  • Animation industry
  • Observational and contextual subject related areas

The specifics


Facilities and industry

Our facilities are open to every student

Our facilities are open to every student

One of the best things about our facilities is that they are open to all students no matter what course they are studying.

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Animation students in the animation lab

Our students meet actor Bruce MacKinnon

Our students completed a workshop with professional actor Bruce MacKinnon, designed to help animators get the most realistic performances possible out of their characters.

Animation students at Radio 4

Animation students at Radio 4

animation class

animation class

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