Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Animation (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Course overview: This course includes a foundation year - ideal if you need additional preparation or if you don't have sufficient grades to join Year 1. If you would like a creative career as an animator in film, television or games then this is the course for you. You choose to specialise in one of two areas - real-time games animation and motion capture or character animation for film and television. You cover fundamental skills common to all animation roles including 2D and 3D animation, cinematography and pre-visualisation, 3D modelling and sculpting, rigging and simulation. Depending on your specialism, you study character animation, creature animation, motion capture, lip sync, performance capture and acting. You develop skills in both real-time and rendered animation which are widely used in games, film, and television production. In group modules, you work with games students to produce fully-functional games, or with visual effects students to create an action packed feature film sequence or a short film. In your final year you create your own project, allowing you bring together everything you have learnt and prepare for industry. After the course: Our graduates are working in major studios around the world including Rockstar Games, The Imaginarium Studios and Industrial Light & Magic. They have worked on feature films including Spiderman Far From Home, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jurassic World 3, and on AAA games including Red Dead Redemption II, Spiderman: Hidden Agenda and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Course details


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Assessment method

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How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK or Ireland here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance.
Animation (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS