Our BA (Hons) Animation (with Integrated International Foundation year and Professional Practice year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement. Calling all budding animators! If you’re keen to forge a career within the world of animation, regardless of your preferred medium, then look no further than our renowned course at UCA Farnham. Established in 1972 by Oscar winner Bob Godfrey, ours is one of the best-known and highly regarded animation courses in the world, with graduates going on to create iconic characters such as Hey Duggee, Peppa Pig and Compare the Market’s Meerkats. Whether you want to make animated films using CGI, traditional drawing, oil on glass, sand animation or pixelation, you’ll be encouraged to follow your passions and aim high for your future career. To achieve this, you’ll have access to our incredible facilities, including a stop motion studio with Dragonframe Capture, professional camera equipment, and stages pre-rigged with grips, stands and lights. Not to mention our fully kitted-out computer suites with the latest Adobe, Toon Boom and Maya CG software. Along the way, we’ll support you with our extensive knowledge, experience, and industry contacts, providing everything you need to become an innovative storyteller and artist. Related courses
- BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)
- BA (Hons) Games Animation (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)
- BA (Hons) Illustration (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)
For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has an Integrated International Foundation Year to bring students from around the world to one hub of creativity. This is based at UCA Epsom and delivered by UCAIC. This year of preparatory study is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start your degree in the best possible way – with confidence, solid knowledge of creative practice, study skills and the English speaking and writing skills you’ll need to succeed. You’ll explore a range of creative techniques and develop your portfolio, with your chosen subject in mind. We’ll work with you throughout the year to ensure you’re on the right track and give you the tools to achieve your highest potential on your degree. If you opt to complete a professional practice year, this will take place in year three. You will undertake a placement within the creative industries to further develop your skills and CV. While on your Professional Practice Year, you will be required to pay a reduced tuition fee for that year. This fee will be determined using government funding regulations. Based on current regulations, we expect this to be a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee rate that you are charged for your second year of study. You will also incur additional travel and accommodation costs during this year. The University will provide you with further advice and guidance about this as you approach your Professional Practice Year.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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Additional entry requirements
An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course but we will invite you to an Applicant Day to meet the course team. Alternatively, we can arrange an online meeting with the course team. Details will be provided once we've received your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies. Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/