Animation at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This mixed-media course is designed to give new and emerging animators a competitive edge when entering the world of work. Course highlights include character design and model making as well as motion graphics, augmented reality and special effects. Hone your craft with a combination of one-to-one tutorials, seminars, demonstrations and independent research. With insights into a range of animation techniques and new technologies, you’ll be well equipped for a future career in the creative industries. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Spacious studios and facilities in Alexon House, the previous home of the Alexon and Eastex fashion company.
  • Industry-replicating stop-motion suite with three-point lighting.
  • Mac computers with access to Creative Cloud, Dragonframe and TB Paint software.
  • Creative Cloud for personal use.
  • Equipment including drawing tablets; cameras; C-stands; and coloured gels.
  • 360° green-screen room with motion-capture suit.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • The course partners with a graphics arts course at MSA University in Cairo, Egypt, for international student collaboration.
  • Project collaborations include with our official education partner Luton Town Football Club; the NHS; and Luton Council.
Your Student Experience
  • Work the way you would in the creative industry, collaborating in teams across disciplines, in a studio environment.
  • Engage with a wide range of graphic and animation work, from street art to visual identities, character design to motion graphics, and beyond.
  • Take the opportunity to work on live projects through entering national competitions and awards such as D&AD, RSA Student Awards and Penguin Design Award, alongside local collaborations and University-wide initiatives.
  • Our in-house studio, Guildford Street Press, which is led by one of our alumni, offers internships that allow you to get live experience working on projects for external clients.
  • Benefit from regular visits to galleries, studios and exhibitions.
  • Attend talks from designers and animators from across the world, broadening your understanding of what is possible in the creative industries.


Areas of study include:

  • Communication Design: Exploring Materials and Methods
  • Context and Ideas
  • Introducing Studio Practice
  • Thinking Through Making
  • Animation and Illustration: Developing Materials and Methods
  • Collaborative Enterprise
  • Context and Meaning
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Creative Futures
  • Critical and Creative Contexts
  • Animation Major Project
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Thursday 17 August 08:00-20:00 Friday 18 August 08:00-20:00 Saturday 19 August 10.00–16.00 Sunday 20 August 10.00–16.00 Monday 21 August 09.00–17.00 Tuesday 22 August 09.00–17.00 Wednesday 23 August 09.00–17.00 Thursday 24 August 09.00–17.00 Friday 25 August 09.00–17.00 Open Day Bookings here: Apply Online here:

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Animation at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS