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Course summary

Calling all budding animators! If you are keen to forge a career within the world of animation, regardless of your preferred medium, then look no further than UCA Farnham's renowned BA (Hons) Animation degree course. 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 such icons 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 will be encouraged to follow your passions and aim high for your future career. Along the way, we’ll support you with our extensive knowledge, facilities, experience and industry contacts, providing everything you’ll need to become an innovative storyteller and artist. Related courses

  • BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art
  • BA (Hons) Games Animation
  • BA (Hons) Illustration

Modules

In Year 1 you'll learn the fundamental principles and techniques of animation and the exploration of drawing for the expression of ideas. You’ll gain a practical understanding of computer animation, examining the various methodologies in creating digital content for animation. You'll also study movement and acting as a means of communicating character, mood and emotion, and undertake life-drawing sessions. This year will introduce you to key concepts and critical debates in media, visual and cultural theory. In Year 2 you’ll produce a professionally finished film, and study the concepts and advanced digital techniques relating to computer animation. You'll also explore the historical development of animation through its systems, institutions and practices, and the work of key practitioners. In Year 3 you'll produce your final animated film and undertake a dissertation related to your chosen area of practice.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W615
Institution code:
C93
Campus name:
Farnham
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

This course considers applicants for direct entry into year two or three. To enter directly into year two/three, you’ll need to have studied 120/240 credits in a similar subject area or have work experience equivalent to one/two years of study. Contact us to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01252 416110

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://uca.ac.uk/study/accepted-qualifications/

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

A portfolio is required for this course. We’ll invite you to an Applicant Day where we’ll review your portfolio, or you can upload an online portfolio to your UCA Applicant Portal. Details will be provided once we've received your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening 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).

For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:

https://www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
61%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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
EU £16950* Year 1
International £16950* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £16950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate Tuition Fees for September 2023 are still to be confirmed. Once finalised, details will appear here and on https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/undergraduate/

Sponsorship 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/

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