With alumni including Oscar and BAFTA winners, and the creators of beloved animations such as Peppa Pig, Fantastic Mr Fox, the Compare the Market’s ‘Meerkats’ campaign, and Hey Duggee, our Animation degree is one of the best known and highly regarded courses of its kind in the world.
Whether you want to make films using CGI software, use the latest 2D drawing processes or produce stop-motion films shot in our professionally equipped studios, you’ll be encouraged to follow your passions as you discover and develop your own creative approach to animation.
You’ll have the freedom to discover and develop your personal style while being guided by a team of highly experienced and well-connected industry professionals.
Our film production and photography courses are ranked seventh in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.
Similar courses that we offer:
Animation (4 year) - UCA Farnham
Computer Animation Arts - UCA Rochester
Illustration & Animation - UCA Canterbury
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
In Year 1 you'll learn the fundamental principles and techniques of animation and the exploration of drawing for the expression of ideas. You’ll gain a practical understanding of computer animation, examining the various methodologies in creating digital content for animation. You'll also study movement and acting as a means of communicating character, mood and emotion, and undertake life-drawing sessions. This year will introduce you to key concepts and critical debates in media, visual and cultural theory. In Year 2 you’ll produce a professionally finished film, and study the concepts and advanced digital techniques relating to computer animation. You'll also explore the historical development of animation through its systems, institutions and practices, and the work of key practitioners. In Year 3 you'll produce your final animated film and undertake a dissertation related to your chosen area of practice.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades. This means we may occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria of 112 UCAS points, to students with a strong portfolio, and those who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.|
|A level||The minimum tariff from A Levels is 112 UCAS points. As well as academic qualifications such as A Levels, some of our courses require a portfolio of work. You can find out more about specific course entry requirements on our individual course pages at www.uca.ac.uk|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||DMM||We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria of DMM, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades - in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.|
|Access to HE Diploma||The minimum tariff from Access is 112 UCAS points. As well as academic qualifications such as Access, some of our courses require a portfolio of work. You can find out more about specific course entry requirements on our individual course pages at www.uca.ac.uk|
|Scottish Higher||The minimum tariff from Scottish Highers is 112 UCAS points. As well as academic qualifications such as Access, some of our courses require a portfolio of work. You can find out more about specific course entry requirements on our individual course pages at www.uca.ac.uk|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 - 30 points||
NOTE: For EU applicants only: International Baccalaureate English Language (B) or English Language and Literature (A) at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5 is acceptable to meet the English Language requirement.
International applicants may be required to take a separate English Language qualification such as IELTS - for further information please go to: www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/
In addition to the above, we require a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).
We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4) or who have achieved a Merit in the UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design.
Other Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please see our website for further details www.uca.ac.uk or check your qualifications using the UCAS Tariff calculator.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|