Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Illustration with Animation

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Course summary

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This programme is firmly rooted in the tradition of drawing and the individuality this discipline instils. The course will provide you with the opportunity to combine illustration with animation. Through a variety of challenges, you will develop strategies and skills to enable you to successfully cope with a range of visual communication problems and contexts. Ambitions are realised through a research-informed questioning of practice that embraces the potential outcomes of page or screen. Graduates have gone on to postgraduate study in many national institutions including the Royal College of Art, the National Film School and Manchester Metropolitan University. Graduates have also become freelance illustrators, animators, filmmakers, designers, pre-production artists, storyboard artists, and teachers.

Course details


In Year 1 you will be introduced to the three main building blocks of the course: drawing, printmaking and animation. You will develop your skills through a series of projects, introducing you to possible strategies for solving visual problems and applications which explore context. As the course unfolds, you will start to identify a framework for your own practice. In Year 2 you will begin to experiment more fully with your own practice and will be introduced to real life situations that you would encounter in professional practice. For example, you will work with text and narrative, make books, experiment with sound and movement and develop design concepts. In Year 3 you will work more independently and focus on your particular strengths, deciding which contexts are most suitable for your visual language. We aim to give you the courage to be yourself and the understanding of how and where you may contribute to the wider world of visual communication and practice.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeW217
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Minimum 112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art and Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered. An interview with portfolio will be required for this course.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

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Illustration with Animation at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS