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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Learn advanced creative skills and engage in experimental practice, applying stop-motion, 2D Animation and mixed techniques.
  • Specialise in your preferred animation discipline to create an advanced and distinctive animated film.
  • Produce a portfolio of project work to showcase your skills to potential employers, clients and producers.
On this course, you'll learn advanced and current techniques inspired by theoretical knowledge and experimental animation practices. You'll apply this knowledge to develop your own innovative and distinctive animation portfolio. When you graduate, you'll have the exprience you need to build your own artistic practice and collaborate with sectors that require specific creative skills. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is taught in a studio-based environment that enables you to develop industry standard skills in relation to a wide range of different roles. You'll take part in a combination of self-directed and set project briefs, allowing you to develop your own skills while devising innovative, experimental ways of working in animation. You'll also undertake creative projects led by a process of inquiry where you perform as an artist, researcher and communicator. You learn through
  • coursework
  • portfolios
  • projects
  • written reports
  • peer critique groups
Applied learning - Networking Opportunities You'll benefit from a programme of guest speakers, as well as various relevant networking events throughout the year. The Media Arts and Communications 'Pathways' networking event brings industry professionals from a wide range of areas in the creative sector. You have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into current industry practice, make connections with industry and arts organisations and take advantage of the various opportunities that are provided. The course also provides you with the opportunity to engage with local industry, as well as established creative media festivals and events, arts venues and galleries. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in a variety of disciplines related to animation, including:
  • stop motion animator
  • 2D animator
  • set designer
  • puppet builder
  • lighting technician
  • compositor
  • producer
  • editor
  • storyboard artist
  • character designer

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Compulsory modules 2D Experimental Animation Creative Media Masters Project Creative Media Professional Practice Project Creative Media Research And Development Proposal Stop Motion Experimental Animation

Assessment method

Coursework Practical


Entry requirements

Normally an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, in a related field. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch our video guide on how to apply.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/digital-media/ma-animation/

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/digital-media/ma-animation/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9620 Whole course
EU £14895 Whole course
England £9620 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9620 Whole course
Scotland £9620 Whole course
Wales £9620 Whole course
Channel Islands £9620 Whole course
International £14895 Whole course

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,385 for the course. Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses. † If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Animation at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS