BA Animation is a multi-disciplinary programme that embraces all aspects of animated filmmaking. If you're an aspiring animator, BA Animation will help you develop your production skills, ensuring you gain the experience you need to work in today's highly competitive and exciting animation industry. Why study BA Animation at Middlesex University? At Middlesex, we passionately believe in the importance of formal and conceptual experimentation as a means to developing innovative approaches to animation. The work our students complete on this course is both varied and distinctive, thanks to the unique and exceptional learning experience we offer. You are encouraged to develop your own vision as an artist, animator, designer and director, whilst equipping yourself with all the essential skills and knowledge needed to establish yourself as an animation professional. In all areas of animation, you will be taught by award-winning animators in outstanding animation facilities. Since the early 1980s, graduates of the Animation department at Middlesex University have gone on to become some of the biggest names in UK animation. Alumni include Joanna Quinn, who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, and BAFTA winning Neville Astley, co-creator of the popular children's series Peppa Pig. Course highlights Our facilities are among the best in the country, built to professionally approved specifications; the animation studio is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology Our BAFTA winning academic team are all working professionally and have specialised expertise in short- and long-form animated filmmaking, commercials, TV series and motion graphics Unlike equivalent degrees at other universities, our students benefit from three years of Life Drawing classes to improve their draughtsmanship, an important skill for professional animators Middlesex has strong links with employers - visiting lecturers have included Merlin Crossingham, animation director of Wallace and Gromit at Aardman Animation; and Kitty Taylor, BAFTA winning animation director of Charlie and Lola At the end of your degree, you will exhibit your work at our Degree Show, which is a great opportunity to show off your talents to creative industry employers You have the opportunity to showcase your work at a wide range of events, including film festivals and the MDX Animation showcase for animation industry VIPs As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
Year 1: From Pencil to Pixel (30 Credits) – Compulsory, Introduction to Animation and Creative Workshops (90 Credits) – Compulsory, Year 2: Animation Practice and Creative Workshops (90 Credits) – Compulsory, Animation and Digital Cultures (30 Credits) – Compulsory, Year 3: Animation: Major Projects and Professional Portfolio Development (90 Credits) – Compulsory, Critical and Contextual Research Proposition Essay (30 Credits) – Compulsory
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.
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Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|