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Course summary

Why Animation? Our Animation degree prepares you to flourish in an exciting and fast-changing industry, giving you the practical skills needed to be successful. You can tailor your study to suit your own passions and career ambitions, whether your particular interest is in feature films, television, games, apps, advertising or music videos. With opportunities to work on live projects and placements in collaboration with organisations such as Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Rumpus in Bristol and Splash Entertainment in California, our graduates stand out from the competition. You’ll get the chance to network and showcase work at key animation events and festivals, in UK locations such as Bristol, Exeter and London as well as in international settings such as at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). Experienced lecturers including industry experts and award-winning animators offer a wealth of expertise for you to draw on, plus you’ll learn from other practising professionals, by undertaking a workshop at the Aardman studios for example. You’ll be inspired in our state-of-the-art animation studio, using technology such as the latest Adobe Suite, Maya, TVPaint and Wacom Pro Tablets. Why University of Gloucestershire? At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from a wide range of courses and professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, dynamic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community is alive with ideas. Become part of University of Gloucestershire and enjoy a diverse range of sports clubs, societies and activities whilst making friends for life and securing valuable professional connections. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2022 and based on 2019/20 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Modules

Consisting of 80% practice and 20% theory, this course is built around workshops and portfolio development. You'll also work on a variety of live projects. This year, the animation team are working with Annecy Council in France to develop animation in support of its tourism promotion. Working in our new animation studio, you'll be trained to use the latest animation equipment, including the latest Adobe Suite, Maya, TVPaint, Wacom Pro and Cintiq tablets.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W615
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Park Campus - Cheltenham
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C/4 in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

https://www.glos.ac.uk/interviews/pages/your-interview.aspx


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Animation at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS