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Course summary

Our multiple award-winning programme differs radically from most animation programmes in that we teach a broad spectrum of production methods. You will learn about:

  • 2D and 3D techniques
  • using both cameras and CGI
  • puppet based stop-frame and drawn animation
You will make animated films, documentaries and more, both individually and as a team. Awards Our students have won awards at:
  • Annecy
  • the RTS
  • the BAFTAs
  • the Emmys
Demand for animators As animation becomes more ubiquitous, animators are increasingly sought after by employers. You can see examples of animators' work everywhere, including:
  • animated icons on your phone
  • visual effects on the latest feature films
  • interactive worlds and characters on games consoles
  • multi-million-view viral web animations
How we teach At Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) we teach in a uniquely broad way that combines classical animation technique with innovative technologies. This results in a distinctive digital/analogue hybrid. Animation is one of the few media you can use to create and populate worlds and develop consistent systems of cause and effect, including:
  • moral
  • ethical
  • physical
Animators use these resources to inform an audience for social and commercial purposes and/or immerse them in a compelling narrative. Contextualising your practice Hand-in-hand with the development of your practical skill base, you will also:
  • develop your critical awareness of the medium and its associated industries
  • be able to contextualise your practice
  • maximise your chances for employment within a continually diversifying range of opportunities within the field
  • take Design and Screen Cultures courses, providing a contextual and theoretical understanding of the holistic nature of contemporary design and screen studies


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
W615
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Direct entry to second year is available. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

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

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ug/W615

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ug/W615

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Applicants will be asked to submit a digital mini-portfolio to provide evidence of artistic aptitude and potential. This will form an important part of the selection process. Further information is available on the University of Edinburgh website.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)92Total 92 with at least 20 in each component (including Home Edition). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
Cambridge English AdvancedTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Cambridge English ProficiencyTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Trinity ISEISE II with distinctions in all four components
PTE Academic62Total 62 with at least 54 in each component.

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; GCSE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate at C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE, or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Full details of our English language requirements can be found on our website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/english-language


Unistats information

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53%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
EU £32200* Year 1
International £32200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland (to be confirmed) In 2022-23 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2023-24 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2023. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/Nothern Ireland - The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2022 entry. For 2023 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. The amount for 2023 entry will be confirmed in Summer 2022.
Animation at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS