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Course summary

Why study BA Animation at Middlesex University? Embracing all aspects of animated film making, this animation degree simply makes perfect sense if you’re an aspiring animator. Animation for the modern age Animation is at the heart of the movie industry, from the latest blockbuster to the small budget indie. Here you will develop your vision as an artist, animator, designer and director, equipping yourself with the essential skills to establish yourself in the animation industry. You'll be encouraged to experiment and be given the space to explore your own creativity and develop your own style. You’ll study across a broad range of animation practice, including traditional and digital 2D, motion graphics and stop motion, as well as 3D computer animation and even working directly onto 16mm film. Space to develop your own creativity While studying animation you'll combine both theory and practice to develop your skills and knowledge. In class discussions and lectures, you'll learn about the history of animation, building your understanding of the changing practices of animation and being introduced to new concepts around animation and games. When it comes to practical work, you'll develop and consolidate your own approach to animation in our state-of-the-art animation studios. Using building your own animated films as part of your portfolio development module. Using industry standard software, you'll build and refine your technical skills with a focus on designing and directing your own animated films, which will make up part of your portfolio development module. You'll also learn storytelling, scriptwriting and characterisation alongside film and sound editing techniques to convey compelling narratives. You’ll learn alongside our BAFTA winning academic team who all work professionally in film making, each with their own set of skills in long and short animation, commercials, TV shows, motion graphics and music videos. They have worked with companies like Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network and the BBC with nominations and wins across events such as Cannes Film Festival and London International Animation Festival. Year after year our students produce outstanding industry-standard work and leave the course with an impressive portfolio to launch their career. « Support for your career goals While on the course, you'll have close, regular contact with your lecturers and tutors. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants, who have experience in your subject area. Full time specialist technicians and technical tutors with in-depth professional experience will support you during workshops and studio practice. We have strong links with UK and international animation companies, and our industry partners even sponsor final year students and give specialist workshops and lectures. You'll have the opportunity to build your network, as well as showcasing your work to employers within the creative industry at events, festivals and our end of term Degree Show. Our graduates have gone on to work on such films as Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs', as well as animation companies like Lupus Film, Tiger Aspect Productions and Passion Pictures. If you're passionate about animation and determined to succeed in a high pressure, fast paced environment, our BA in animation can set you up with the skills and support you'll need to succeed.

Modules

Year 1 - Compulsory (2023/24) Introduction to Animation Techniques (30 Credits) Elemental Animation Filmmaking (30 Credits) Analogue and Digital Animation Skills Workshops 1 (30 Credits) Introduction to Animation History, Theory and Creative Research (30 Credits) Year 2 - Compulsory (2023/24) Narrative and Character Construction Lab (30 Credits) Intermediate Animation Filmmaking (30 Credits) Analogue and Digital Skills Animation Workshops 2 (30 Credits) Critical Animation Aesthetics (30 Credits) Year 3 - Compulsory (2023/24) Specialist Animation Exposition (60 Credits) Professional Practice and Industry Interfacing (30 Credits) Critical and Contextual Research Project (30 Credits)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W615
Institution code:
M80
Campus name:
Hendon Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

As far as possible, students are required to attend an interview. The interview itself will last around 15 minutes but you should allow one hour for the whole interview process as you will be offered the opportunity to view the facilities and meet appropriate staff and students. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.

Portfolio

You should also bring a full portfolio to the interview.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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 £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/animation
Animation at Middlesex University - UCAS