BA (Hons) Digital Animation South Essex University Centre


Awarded by: University of the Arts London

Animation has continued to change dramatically. No longer is animation solely Hollywood’s monopoly as smaller and more independent companies from a wider field (i.e. Europe, Africa and Mexico) are able to perform admirably due to the availability of animation software at affordable prices and the ease of sharing content digitally.

BA (Hons) Digital Animation aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to be a Digital Animation professional. The programme helps you to develop skills in script writing, character design, background design, visual communication, digital design, animation processes and story writing.

The programme has a commitment to work-related learning in the form of work experience, live projects, competitions, vocational projects and placements within the specialist area of Digital Animation. There also exists the opportunity to collaborate with other programmes within the College, which will allow for learners to develop a range of generic skills ready for employment.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    University Centre Southend

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Year 1: Level 4 - Knowledge and Comprehension
ADDAN 101 – Ideas Factory
ADDAN 102 - Historical and Contextual Studies
ADDAN 103 - Principles of Animation
ADDAN 104 - Animation Production

Year 2: Level 5 – Application and Analysis
ADDAN 201 - Concept DevelopmentADDAN 202 – Narrative Animation
ADDAN 203 – Art Fundamentals for Animation
ADDAN 204 – Character Performance

Year 3: Level 6 – Synthesis and Evaluation
ADDAN 301 – Dissertation Project
ADDAN 302 - Final Major Project Development
ADDAN 303 – Final Major Project
ADDAN 304 – Professional Development

Assessment method

Coursework is assessed in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including portfolio and sketchbook submissions, group presentations, written essays and research folders.

There are no examinations.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework:

Year 1
100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12%

Year 2
100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12%

Year 3
100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W615
Institution code S43
Campus name University Centre Southend
Campus code S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits 15 credits at Merit or above
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

Additional entry requirements



Required to provide portfolio of work at interview

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
International £17,930 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.