The Art of Computer Animation (2D) (Integrated Masters) at Escape Studios - UCAS

Escape Studios

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Kent

The Art of Computer Animation (2D) (Integrated Masters)

Course summary

Bring pen strokes and colours to life to tell a story and create emotions. In recent years, 2D animation has experienced a significant revival, as studios including Blue Zoo, Aardman Animation and Brown Bag Films are creating wonderful films and experiences using the latest tools. The industry demand for more 2D Animators has recently gone through the roof. This degree has been developed in collaboration with top Animators to give you the technical, creative and soft skills that the industry is looking for. You’ll also start building your experience and professional network and will graduate with a killer showreel to help open the doors to your dream studio. Our experienced tutors who’ve worked on the likes of The Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Godzilla and Doctor Strange, will teach you a range of animation techniques through intensive hands-on tutorials in our London industry-standard studios.


FIRST YEAR (LEVEL 4) All undergraduate students study common modules in their first year. This will give you the all-round skills needed to become a professional, and a chance to choose a different specialism between VFX, animation and game art if you change your mind before your second year. • Creative foundations - Craft (30 credits) • Creative foundations - Project (30 credits) • Computer animation - Core (15 credits) • Compositing for VFX - Core (15 credits) • 3D for VFX - Core (15 credits) • Video game art - Core (15 credits) SECOND YEAR (LEVEL 5) From your second year, you’ll start to specialise in 2D computer animation and work in teams on industry-style projects. • Computer animation (2D) - Pro (30 credits) • Computer animation (2D) - Advanced (30 credits) • Specialism (15 credits) • Industry studio project (45 credits). THIRD YEAR (LEVEL 6) By your third year, you’ll be working in a team just like a fully-functioning independent studio, alongside developing an in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation. • Advanced specialism (30 credits) • Professional practice (30 credits) • Professional studio project (60 credits) FOURTH YEAR (LEVEL 7) (Integrated Masters) If you’re doing the four-year MArt programme, in this final year you’ll develop entrepreneurship skills needed to manage your fledgling studio as a real business. You will be asked to organise yourself to work as a digital studio, working on projects that are viable and to a commercial standard. The four modules of this final year will cover the crucial aspects that will define your studio's success. • Art and design (30 credits) • Craft (30 credits) • Process (30 credits) • Business (30 credits) For a summary of each module please see the course page of our website: Detailed module specifications can be downloaded from:

Assessment method

Formative assessment The majority of modules contain at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback. Formative assessments are developmental and do not count towards your overall module mark. Summative assessment breakdown Level 4 and 5: For Level 4 and 5 modules, your assessment will be split into two parts: • 75% product - you will be required to create a product (short computer animation, rendered image of a 3D object composited shot, etc) to a specified brief, then present it in front of a panel and demonstrate how you have met the learning outcomes in your work • 25% retrospective - you will be required to write a reflective analysis and present it for moderation and assessment. Level 6: The professional studio project module will be assessed just like level 4 and 5 modules; for the two other modules (advanced specialism, professional practice), 100% of your mark will be based on a self-evaluative portfolio. Level 7: If you’re doing the four-year MArt programme, you will be required to complete level 7 modules. The assessment of these modules will be split into four parts corresponding to four stages of the project - explore, ideate, accelerate, and incubate. Each stage will be equal to 25% of your final mark. Progression: In order to progress to the next stage (from first to second year, and from second to third year), you will have to achieve 120 credits at the end of the academic year. For further information, please see Escape Studios' website

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We’re currently unable to accept international students who would require a student visa onto our undergraduate courses. This may change in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in speaking and listening

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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

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The Art of Computer Animation (2D) (Integrated Masters) at Escape Studios - UCAS