Animation at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • You will be given creative agency to develop an individual and critical approach to advanced animation practice.
  • An interdisciplinary approach is valued and promoted through shared modules and collaborative projects that ask you to look beyond disciplinary limits.
  • The curriculum is designed to support you gain 'Future Skills' and attributes such as creative problem solving, reasoning, and emotional intelligence.
About this course The MA Animation programme at Kingston School of Art takes a creative and director-led approach to interdisciplinary moving image production. This course will equip you with the skills and attributes to thrive in a professional environment shaped by rapid cultural and technological change. It will introduce you to a wide range of interlinked and adaptable technologies and methods including 2D and 3D animation, virtual reality and augmented reality. You will use animation methods to interpret knowledge, stories, ideas and data into visual or experiential outputs that communicate complexity with empathy. MA Animation supports the development of an individual practice informed by a culture that values research and collaboration. Research is seen as integral to the act of critical making through experimentation with physical, digital and virtual tools and technologies embracing a diverse range of multidisciplinary approaches. Through tutorials, lectures, seminars, workshops and research projects, you will gain the critical tools, knowledge and confidence needed to contribute to the development of the subject and its practice. Every student will have the opportunity to complete an extended research project, typically a film. Example modules
  • Studio: Critical Making for Animation
  • Reading: Critical Positions
  • Studio: Situating Practice for Animation Presentation Future Directions
  • Studio: Extended Research Project for Animation
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage. Career opportunities Graduates from the Illustration Animation Department permeate the animation industry all over the world.


Example modules: Studio: Critical Making for Animation; Reading: Critical Positions; Studio: Situating Practice for Animation; Presentation: Future Directions; Studio: Extended Research Project for Animation. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Students will benefit from a variety of different learning and teaching approaches including brief-led project work, workshops that encourage creative experimentation and individual critical reflection. An elective range of assessment strategies and methods allows students to take responsibility for their own learning. Coursework: 100%

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent qualification in illustration or animation or a related subject, such as fine art, graphic design, photography, printmaking, fashion or textiles. A portfolio of work must accompany your application.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10900 Year 1
Scotland £10900 Year 1
Wales £10900 Year 1
International £18700 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Animation at Kingston University - UCAS